OBITUARY

Edwin Righton

May 23, 1931August 6, 2022
Obituary of Edwin Righton

IN THE CARE OF

R. Stutzmann & Son

Alfred Edwin Righton, aged 91, went to be with the Lord peacefully on Saturday, August 6, 2022 in New York. He was born on May 23, 1931 in Santa Rosa de los Andes, Chile. As the youngest of five children, he was cared for both by his parents and his doting older sisters. He was known to be an energetic and rambunctious child. Edwin received the Lord in July of 1948 and pursued the Lord steadfastly for the rest of his life. A Christian brother in Chicago sponsored him to immigrate to the United States in September of 1956. Though they had never met, the brother was willing to sponsor him simply because Edwin was a Christian. Edwin met Eliana at a young adult’s church meeting and proposed to her on Valentine's Day, 1957. They were married on August 24 of that year and started their family in Brooklyn, eventually moving to Queens with their three daughters where they remained for 48 years before moving to Long Island. The family began meeting with the church in New York City in 1966 where Edwin served as a responsible brother, later becoming an elder in 1971. During this time, Edwin worked at various banks, culminating in 25 years with the Swiss Bank, retiring in September of 1993. After retiring, Edwin continued serving in the church full-time. Edwin loved traveling, photography, spending time with his family, and eating meals with the saints. He was fun-loving, loved dessert, and had a memorable laugh. Edwin ministered at home and abroad to numerous saints, and with his wife, participated in the abundant blessing of opening their home to many believers from far and near. He is survived by his wife Eliana of 65 years, three daughters and their husbands Noemi and David, Ruth and Robert, Julia and Victor, grandchildren Jennifer and husband Henry, Robby and wife Crystal, John, Eric and wife Jessica, Christine and her fiance Mark and Keith, great-grandchildren Brayden, Kayson, Olivia, Colton, Eliana, Ana Ruth, many nieces and nephews, and many spiritual children. In Chile, he is survived by his niece Nora Fernandes and his nephew Carlos Rocca and their families. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to “The Church in NYC” with the designation: “Living Stream Spanish Translation” A visitation for Edwin will be held Friday, August 12, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at R. Stutzmann & Son, 224 39 Jamaica Ave, Queens Village, NY 11428. A visitation will occur Friday, August 12, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 224 39 Jamaica Ave, Queens Village, NY 11428. A funeral service will occur Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Meeting Hall The Church in NYC, 87-60 Chevy Chase Street, Jamaica Estates, NY 11432. A committal service will occur Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Nassau Knolls Cemetery, 500 Port Washington Boulevard, Port Washington, NY 11050. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.rstutzmannandsonfuneralhome.com for the Righton family.

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