Ron was born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania on June 15, 1953 to Dorothy Tranter Edwards and Robert Willis Edwards. He grew up in Crescent Township, Pennsylvania and graduated from Moon High School in 1971. He served in the Air National Guard while attending college at Penn State University and Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. He began his career in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, where he owned and operated Oellig Pharmacy. In 1987, Ron moved his family to Florida where he continued his pharmacy career with Walgreens and then finally with Florida Health Care Plans for over 30 years.
Ron was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, family member, and friend. He attended and volunteered at Deltona Alliance Church for more than 35 years. He loved his church family, traveling, sports, and spending time with friends and family. He remained a loyal Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, and Penn State fan.
Ron is survived by his wife of 42 years, Karen Magnuson Edwards; sons, Andrew Robert Edwards (Haley) of Jacksonville, Florida and Brenton James Edwards (Jennifer) of DeBary, Florida; like a son, Aaron Gamez; five grandchildren, Lilly, Quinn, Josie, Grayson, and Caroline; brothers Fred Edwards (Pam) of Centreville, Maryland and James Edwards (Nancy) of Downingtown, Pennsylvania; sister Barbara Hughes of Muncy, Pennsylvania; beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at Deltona Alliance Church, 921 Deltona Blvd, Deltona, FL 32725, on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 3:00 pm with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers or memorial gifts, the family requests donations to either the A.B. Simpson Offering through Deltona Alliance Church (bragonjesus.org/give) or to The ALS Association - DC/MD/VA Chapter (als.org/dc-md-va) in support of his sister-in-law, Pam Edwards.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.deltonamemorialfuneralhome.com for the Edwards family.