Edgar Worrell

October 24, 1925May 11, 2018
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Edgar Worrell, born in Brooklyn, NY and brought up in Barbados, started his life to become a custom tailor at 14 years of age as a tailor’s apprentice in Barbados. At 19 he joined the Royal Air Force and left Barbados to serve in London during World War 11. After the war ended he was hired by Huntsman & Sons, tailors to the Royal Family, as an apprentice tailor and began his journey to becoming a bespoke custom tailor. After 8 years he came back to New York City and worked as a custom tailor until he retired at age 85.

During his 70 year career, Edgar became one of the most highly regarded custom tailors in New York City for his expertise by his peers, co-workers and clients, making clothing for many rock stars, businessmen and sports figures and running designer’s workrooms that produced the clothing for many fashion shows.

He was a humble, caring man who never had a mean word to say about anyone who he knew. He lived a full, satisfying life full of professional accomplishment and will be sorely missed by Maryan, his partner and wife for 50 years, his children Gregory and Lynda and the many friends and family members whose life he touched during his 92 years.

Until we meet again……

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Donations can be made in Edgars name to the Alzheimers Foundation 866-232-8484 or the American Lung Association 800-586-4872


  • American Lung Association
  • Alzheimer's Foundation


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 2, 2018

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Cindy Clinton-Celantano

June 1, 2018

Eddie was always the best dressed man in any room. He was also the kindest, warmest, and most jovial of friends. He will be remembered and very much missed.
My sincere and loving condolences to both his wife Maryan and his children.

Marie Mastellon

May 30, 2018

Ed entered our family by way of marriage to my cousin --his loving wife for the past 50 years. Gerry and I recall attending their wedding and still consider it one of the most enjoyable events of our family history. It was a fun time!
As time passed we got to know Ed as a quiet, unassuming man with a gentle sense of humor and a hearty laugh! Although he did not seem to enjoy talking about himself, every so often he would give us a peek into his life and his thoughts.
It was a privilege to have known this fine man who was ,in every way, the consummate gentleman!
You will be missed, Ed! Rest In Peace!

Erica -Worrell Jean-Baptiste

May 28, 2018

Uncle Edgar,
I came to know you way too late, but so rich was our time
I looked at you and saw my dad and felt his life extended
You looked so much like him
We enjoyed those few hours whenever we met
Precious memories I hold dear of moments shared
Family is everything and nothing without love
You completed what I could not. I love you
Thanks for all those precious moments, excited phone calls and your laughs.
You left me feeling loved.

Judy Light

May 22, 2018

"Those were the Days!"
How young we all were!
There are many a laugh, a song, a story and now memories to tell.
Many a tear for all those that have passed.
Eddie, with his effervescent smile, will be joining the next party and the gang upstairs is ready to welcome him.
Eddie, you and your soft gentle soul will be missed. I will always remember you and the good times!


Terry & Tom Morgan

May 20, 2018

Eddie has been in our lives for about a half a century. We searched for words to capture his essence. We went to the thesaurus and, under the listing "Eddie Worrell", we found:
1. Not rough, even, unwrinkled, unruffled, silky.
2. Gentle, calm, urbane, graceful, having savoire-faire, refined, elegant
3. Soft-spoken, quiet, smooth.
4. Kind, clever, flirtatious, humorous.
5. A good friend, a blessing.
See also: Gentleman.
We will miss Eddie, but we consider knowing him an enrichment to our lives.
Our deepest sympathies...
Terry and Tom Morgan

Maryan Worrell

May 17, 2018

My dearest Eddie--I guess this moment was inevitable if the natural course of events was to be followed. For 50 years we were known as Maryan and Eddie, part of a couple and now that changes. Although we were as different as two people could be in many ways, I think that we shared a similar worldview on the important issues and that was a significant part of what kept us together.

You were always there for me, imparted your wisdom and taught me valuable life lessons in your unselfish, kind way. There were ups and downs but we shared a great life of commitment, fun, travel, family and many close, loving friends. I think you felt that you could trust and depend on me and that I'd always be there for you.

Just because our physical situation has changed, the bond that kept us together for all of those years will always be part of us, here or there, and will never change. We were intertwined for the majority of both of our lives and my life will be very different now that you won't be sharing it with me. But I know that you were ready to leave the physical world and be whole again and that it was your time.

Before you left you told me that I'm going to be okay, and I probably will be, but my future will include a large void where you once stood and I'll miss you every day.

I love you baby-----au revoir