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James C. Edmonds,Sr.

June 19, 1924 May 9, 2020
James C. Edmonds,Sr.
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Obituary for James C. Edmonds,Sr.
James C. Edmonds, Sr., 95 years, formerly of Catasauqua, died Saturday May 9th, 2020 at his
residence at The Willow Senior Living Community in Macungie. Born in Allentown, he was the
son of the late August F. and Margaret (Kistler) Edmonds. James was the husband of the late
Corradina “Clara” (DiStefano) Edmonds.

Jim was a graduate of Catasauqua High School, Class of 1942. He then went on to graduate from
the Merchant Marine Academy, where he met Corradina in 1944. He proudly served his country
in the Merchant Marines during WWII. Following the war, Jim found work in ship repair in New
York City. He was again called to duty, and served his country during the Korean War as a
Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. Jim worked for many years as an engineer for the Fuller Co. in
Catasauqua and later for GATX in Bethlehem. He also received his Bachlor’s Degree from
Lafayette University. After his retirement, he continued to work for local engineering firms. Jim
enjoyed the social activities at The Willow and was an avid reader.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be missed by many.

Surviving are his children, son James Jr. and his wife Donna of Allentown; daughter Carol and her
husband George Quay of Royersford; grandchildren Amy, Joshua, and Dina; great grandchildren
Brielle, Quinn an Jacob. He was preceded in death by a brother John “Jack” Edmonds.

Funeral services will be private with interment at Schoenersville Cemetery. A memorial service
to celebrate his life will be held at a later date. The family sincerely thanks the kind and caring
staff at The Willow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Catasauqua Food Bank,
527 Front St., Catasauqua, PA 18032.
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Schoenersville Cemetery Final Resting Place

2355 Grove Rd
Allentown, PA 18109

2355 Grove Rd Allentown 18109 PA
United States

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