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Romano Funeral Home

627 Union Ave, Providence, RI

OBITUARY

John C. Edes

April 24, 1936March 8, 2020

John C. Edes, 83, of Quaker Lane, Warwick passed away March 8, 2020. Born in Bangor, Maine, he was the son of the late Orville and Dorothy (Crosby) Edes.

John was an Insurance Executive for many years before retiring. He also worked for the former New England Telephone Company and was a US Army Reserve Veteran. He is a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame and in 1954, he was considered one of the top five basketball players out of the state of Maine.

He was the father of John W., Scott M. and Elizabeth D. Edes and the late Michael S. and Michelle H. Edes; grandfather of Robin, Erica, Zachary and Aaron; cherished great grandfather of Jordan and Peyton, Karsen and 2 others and brother of Linda Griffin. He was also the husband of the late Robin (Moone) Edes and former husband of Valerie (Lasky) Edes and the late Sandra (Steeves) Edes.

A Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday in the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence from 8:30 – 10:30 AM followed by a Celebration of John’s Life in the funeral home at 10:30 AM. Burial will take place at a later date in Maine. Donations may be made in John’s memory to a charity of your choice. www.romanofuneralhome.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 14, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial is private

Memories

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Kiki Katsiaficas

April 2, 2020

Our family is very sad to learn of John's passing. He was a players on the basketball teams my father coached in the 1950's and an incredible athlete. He's a legend in Maine and New England basketball. John remained a good friend to all of us and was was very caring during my father's illness. We have always been very appreciative of that. At our family's motel in Maine, there is a photo of Dad and John that hangs on the wall, along with other memories from the basketball years. Our prayers and condolences are with John's family and loved ones. Godspeed.

David Edes

March 11, 2020

Although John and I grew up some 50 or 60 miles apart, we were close as cousins and good friends. When out lives intertwined, we were very competitive; although I was no match with him in basketball. But I could hold my own against him in golf and could usually beat him in cribbage. He will be missed by not only me, but many friends and family. “John...keep shooting those hoops up there as only you can do.”
Your Cousin Dave

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Biography

John C. Edes, 83, of Quaker Lane, Warwick passed away March 8, 2020. Born in Bangor, Maine, he was the son of the late Orville and Dorothy (Crosby) Edes.

John was an Insurance Executive for many years before retiring. He also worked for the former New England Telephone Company and was a US Army Reserve Veteran. He is a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame and in 1954, he was considered one of the top five basketball players out of the state of Maine.

He was the father of John W., Scott M. and Elizabeth D. Edes and the late Michael S. and Michelle H. Edes; grandfather of Robin, Erica, Zachary and Aaron; cherished great grandfather of Jordan and Peyton, Karsen and 2 others and brother of Linda Griffin. He was also the husband of the late Robin (Moone) Edes and former husband of Valerie (Lasky) Edes and the late Sandra (Steeves) Edes.

A Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday in the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence from 8:30 – 10:30 AM followed by a Celebration of John’s Life in the funeral home at 10:30 AM. Burial will take place at a later date in Maine. Donations may be made in John’s memory to a charity of your choice. www.romanofuneralhome.com.