Clifford C. “Skip” Edgar
Clifford C. Skip Edgar, age 66, of Renfrew Drive, Shelby, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at Med Central Shelby Hospital.
Skip was born October 29, 1941 in Shelby, the son of the late Luther M. and Esther Carolyn (Anderson) Edgar. He was a 1959 graduate of Shelby High School. He attended The Ohio State University and graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving for 9 years during the Vietnam Era. During this time, he maintained the Red Phone between the Kremlin and the White House. Skip was a former employee of Westinghouse and Therm-o-Disc in Mansfield and was currently employed at Central State Enterprises in Galion. He was a former vestry member of Grace Episcopal Church in Mansfield and was currently a vestry member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Shelby. He was the past president of the Richland County OSU Alumni Club, a former member of Shelby City School Board Of Education, was a long time member of the Liederkranz in Mansfield and was an Eagle Scout, having worked in scouting for twenty three years. His hobbies included wood working, golfing, bowling, and traveling. Skip was a very enthusiastic Buckeyes Fan.
Skip is survived by his wife, Carol (Coe) Edgar, whom he wed on January 13, 1979; his children and spouses: Curt and Kerry Thomas of Medina, Ohio, Carrie and David Jordan of Ontario, Jenny and Bill Anspach of Medina, Ohio, Samantha and Brian Thomas of Elyria, Ohio; 8 grandchildren, Austin C., Sara, Abbey, Austin D., Jessica, Haley, Andrew, and Mackenzie. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Martin Bud Edgar.
Friends may call on Sunday, May 11, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 10 AM at Grace Episcopal Church, 41 Bowman Street, Mansfield with Father David S. Sipes officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby with military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Council Burial Detail. In lieu of flowers, memorial expressions may be made to the Richland County OSU Alumni Club Scholarship Fund or Shelby Athletic Boosters. The family would appreciate on-line condolences at penwellturner.com