Jerrold Eugene “Gene” Edwards, Jr.
April 21, 1943- December 17, 2019
Jerrold Eugene “Gene” Edwards, Jr. 76 of Port Republic, MD, formerly of Olivet, MD, passed away on December 17, 2019, in Prince Frederick, MD. He was born on April 21, 1943, in Portsmouth, VA to the late Thelma and Jerrold E. Edwards, Sr. He was the loving husband to Donna Marie Edwards whom he married on October 7, 1967, in Olivet, MD.
Gene moved to Calvert Co. in 1946 from Virginia and graduated from Calvert High School in 1960. He joined the US Army on April 12, 1962, and was a Green Beret serving overseas in several missions. He was honorably discharged on March 30, 1965. He went on to work for the US Treasury in Cyber Security Oversight and retired in 2008 after 34 years of service. He was a member of the Olivet United Methodist Church where he served as a Lay Reader and was a member of the choir.
Gene is survived by his wife of 52 years, Donna M. Edwards of Port Republic, MD; son, Lewis Thomas Edwards and his wife Lesley Suzanne Edwards of Palmyra, NY; brother, Ronald Thomas of Baltimore, MD; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Serving as pallbearers will be Lewis Edwards, Shelly Wood, Benjamin Tilley, Jr., Ronald Schreiber, Jr., Brian Wood, Angela Kirby, and Ronald Schreiber, Sr.
Saturday, December 21, 2019