Donald F. Edwards, 55, of Ogdensburg, died, January 6, 2013, at his home. The Allen-Nichols Funeral Home in Ogdensburg is entrusted with arrangements. Calling hours will be January 10, 2013, 2 – 5 p.m., the funeral service will follow with Reverend Father James Shurtleff officiating.
Donald is survived by his wife, Cheryl “Kayleen” Edwards; parents Donald and Nancy Jerue Edwards; daughters, Tricia and George Joanette and Emily Edwards (fiancé Joseph Montoya); a brother, William and Betty Edwards; sisters, Sandy and Bill Ford and Anna Moran all of Ogdensburg; grandchildren, Aliyah Montoya, Paige, Cayden and Jaylin Joanette; and his dog Olivia.
Donald was born on August 8, 1957 in Ogdensburg. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1975 and then attended the Merchant Marine College in Piney Point, MD. He graduated as an able bodied seaman. He married Cheryl Mills on April 25, 1987 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. He was a sitter at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center and was a laborer for many construction companies.
His grandchildren meant the world to him. Donald liked to go boating, cook, make people laugh, joke around, and would help anyone. Donations can be made to the SPCA in Ogdensburg.
Online condolences can be made at www.allennicholsfuneralhome.com.