Arthur W Edwards

May 3, 1934December 4, 2012

Arthur Willard Edwards, age 78, of North Canton, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio.

He was born May 3, 1934 in Canton, Ohio to the late Willard and Clara (Glanzman) Edwards. He was a US Army veteran who served as a Specialist 3rd Class from 1956 to 1961. Arthur worked for Ohio Battery and Ignition; Motorola; and was the owner of Whipple Office Supply for 10 years. He also worked in law enforcement and security for Village of Hills and Dales and North Canton Police Departments; Stark County Sheriff Department and Walden Security. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Lutheran Church in North Canton; Lutheran Bowling League; Lathrop Lodge #676; and a 32nd Degree Mason, Canton Lodge.

In addition to his parents, she was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Helen (Jones) Edwards in 2011. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Carol & Rick Black and Bonnie & John Farmer; son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Brigid Edwards; grandkids Stephanie Jones, Justin Holl, Andrew, Nathan and Rebekah Edwards and James Farmer.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11:00am at Zion Lutheran Church, 349 Lindy Lane NW, North Canton, OH 44720 with Rev. Mark Sherwindt and Rev. Ralph Edwards officiating. Friends may call Friday, 5-8pm in the Karlo-Libby Funeral Home and one hour before services (10-11am) Saturday at the church.


  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2012

Arthur W Edwards

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Lauretta Dorn

December 12, 2012

MY heart and prayers go out to Carol, Bonnie and Ralph and their families. Uncle Art will be missed, but he is in heaven with Aunt Babe and the rest of the Family. Love Ronnie and Lauretta

December 10, 2012

We were so sorry to read of Arts passing. Jim has been in and out of the hospital with pneumonia and e cound not attend the service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Nancy and Jim Dean

December 8, 2012

We were saddened to hear of Art's passing and offer our sympathies. I believe it was in the 1960s that we first came together, and met many times during the week to have coffee at McCrory's department store, early in the morning. Those indeed were, the good old days.

Jarl Plottner

December 6, 2012

Art always had a wonderful smile! Please accept our sincere sympathy.
From Carl Blackburn Family(Jean, Connie, and Deb)

December 6, 2012

Dearest Edwards Family, Our hearts and prayers are with you!!! Treasure the good memories! Our Sincere Sympathy, The Toot Family

Dave Traynor

December 6, 2012

Sadly missed, a true gentleman that is has been my pleasure to know for over forty years when I purchased police radios from him when I was a rookie chief in Beach City. More recently had several nice chats at pulmonary rehab. Rest in peace Brother.

Mike Humbert

December 5, 2012

Edwards Family,
Very sorry to hear of Art's passing. My deepest sympathy to the family.

Genetta and Ronnie Duplain

December 5, 2012

Carol, Bonnie,Ralph and family. We are so sorry for your loss. He's at peace and with Aunt Baba and his parents. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. R.I.P. Uncle Art.