AUBREY THOMAS EDWARDS Of Bel Air, Maryland died on September 24,
2012 at his home. He was 96 years old. Born in Washington, D.C. on February 5,
1916, he was the son of the late Aubrey Wyatt Edwards and the late Helen Burch
Mr. Edwards was a graduate of McKinley Technical High School in
When World War II broke out he was drafted and served in the Army Air Corps,
9th Air Force, 2nd Troop Carrier, Pathfinder Squadron as a courier stationed in
Germany, France, Luxembourg and England. After the war, he was employed at
the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C. for 30 years where he
was the supervisor of the Examining Division. He was the recipient of the Albert
Gallatin Award, the highest career service award given by The United States
Department of the Treasury.
Mr. Edwards resided in Wheaton, Maryland for 55 years prior to moving to
Harford County. He enjoyed the time that he resided in Bel Air and often
commented on the friendliness of the residents of Harford County. An avid car
enthusiast, Mr. Edwards liked repairing automobiles. He was an animal lover and
throughout his life provided a home for rescued cats and dogs.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 39 in Bel Air, the Veterans of
Foreign Wars, and the National Association of Active and Retired Federal
Mr. Edwards is survived by his daughters Susan A. Edwards of Bel Air, Barbara
A. Eitemiller of Churchville and her husband Richard C. Eitemiller and a sister,
Gloria Girardi of Springfield, Virginia.
In addition to his wife, Margaret Sadler Edwards, he was predeceased by four
brothers and one sister. The family wishes to extend their gratitude for the
compassionate care shown to Mr. Edwards by the staff of Seasons Hospice and
Home Instead Senior Care.
A private graveside service was held at Parklawn Cemetery in Rockville, Maryland.
Published in The Washington Post on September 26, 2012