James R. Edwards

Died: Wed., Aug. 26, 2015


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 05, 2015
Location: Wood Funeral Home

Memorial Service

12:00 PM Sat., Sep. 05, 2015
Location: Wood Funeral Home

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Edwards, James R. 71, of Tuckerton, passed away Wednesday, August 26, at Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin, with his wife Jan and son Chris at his side.  He was born in Port Chester, N.Y., graduated from Asbury Park High, and later, Monmouth University.  He then relocated to California for several years where he was an executive for several major shipping lines throughout the country.  Jim returned to New Jersey in 1995, and in October 2001, he and his wife moved to Tuckerton where he spent the remainder of his life.  He served as Councilman, as well as Council President, for Tuckerton Borough, and was a member of Masonic Lodge #4, Tuckerton.

He is survived by his wife Jan, sons Brian Edwards, and wife Jamie, of Orange, CA., Eric Edwards, and wife Kim, of Corona, CA., and Christopher O’Hara, of Manalapan, N.J., daughters Trevor Davies, and husband Eric, of Osteen, FL., and Leslie LaForest, and husband Matthew, of Lake Alfred, FL, brother Robert Edwards, of Manchester, N.J., 7 grandchildren, 2 nieces and 1 nephew. 

Family and friends may call Saturday, September 5, from 10 AM to 12 PM, with a Memorial Service at 12 PM., at WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 134 EAST MAIN ST., TUCKERTON, N.J.  In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions in his name to Tuckerton Masonic Lodge #4, Pinelands Scholarship Fund

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John & Paula Sullivan
   Posted Sun August 30, 2015
John & I send our deepest sympathy to Jan and the family. He was a great man who was always ready with a helping hand. We appreciate all the work he did for our community while being on town counsel. We are so sorry we could not attend the services, but we both work on Saturdays. Sending our prayers and condolences.

Ronald Stevenson
   Posted Sun August 30, 2015
August 30, 2015
To Jan, Chris and extended family you have my heartfelt sympathy in the passing of Jim. I recall the times I worked for Jim remembering his positive influence on my career.  Jim always had a friendly smile and an array of stories to share. He was successful both in career, community service and  family which he cherished all. May God Bless you as you grieve his loss, celebrate his life and keep him alive in your memories forever.

Best wishes, 
Ron Stevenson - 

Seal Beach, California 

Mark Strohoefer
   Posted Wed September 02, 2015
To Jim Edwards Family and residents of Tuckerton,
You have my deepest sympathy. You have all lost a great man, husband,father, and friend. I met Jim through my working foe FEMA. Jim was a tireless man in helping us with the damage that was done to Tuckerton by Sandy. He was instrumental in assisting you, the people of Tuckerton, in locating the new Municipal Facilities. We will miss Jim and his sense of humor.

Gina Marshall
   Posted Fri September 04, 2015
Jan, I am so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. Amy told me the other day. I see her a couple of times a week and always ask how you and Jim are doing. You are strong and God will help you get through this difficult time. When you get settled and come back to work, please send me an email. I want to come see you and give you a BIG hug!

May God bless you and your family.


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