Milon Gay Edwards III

September 7, 1941June 15, 2018

Milon Gay Edwards III, a longtime resident of Ocean Beach, passed away on June 15, 2018. He was 76.

He was born in Joplin, Missouri and moved to the Peninsula area in 1953. He attended Dana Junior High and Point Loma High School. At Point Loma High School he was an honor student and active in ROTC, graduating in 1959. He received a scholarship to Occidental College but interrupted his education for a two-year stint in the Army, during which he was stationed in Germany as a communications specialist. He returned to Occidental and graduated with a major in mathematics. He then went to work for the U.S. Post Office, where he remained for more than 20 years. He was an avid bridge player, earning Life Master status. He loved to ride his bicycle around Point Loma.

A military ceremony will be held on June 28 at 10 am at Miramar National Cemetery.

He is survived by his mother, Barbara Whittier; sister Marilyn Cook; brother Patrick Edwards; five nieces and nephews; and four great-nieces and great-nephews.

Donations are suggested to Occidental College. Information is at


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Thomas Lesser

December 6, 2018

I knew Milon for many years meeting him at Occidental College -- he was a great guy and we played bridge together a lot for several years, winning some major events. I think he will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.

Richard Baker

June 28, 2018

Milon, l knew him as Mike, and I met in the Seventh grade. We always were at same level academically. We were friends from the beginning. I knew his time was limited, but will miss knowing he is still not around. Had many a nice time visiting with him and his family at his home on Osprey. Now you can rest comfortably, my friend.