George Thomas Edwards III

May 22, 2021



George Thomas Edwards III, born October 29, 1951 passed away on May 22, 2021 after a long and heroic battle with brain cancer. He is predeceased by first wife, Laura Edwards; devoted and loving parents, Katherine and George T. Edwards JR; cousins, David Vossbrinck and Karen Mayer. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Suzanne Rugar Edwards, sister, Georgia-Ann (Denny Means) Edwards; sons, Jordon (Jackie) Sutherlin, JD Edwards; daughter, Felicia (Eric) Gilfus; grandchildren, Amelia and Camden Gilfus; nephews, John Paul (Stephanie) Harwick and Christopher J. (Megan) Harwick as well as their children. George’s indomitable spirt and personality touched many he joyfully called friends in Sidney, Greene, Courtland, Ocean Isle Beach and the world. George ran successful businesses in New York State. He started his career  in Banking. In Sidney, George and his first wife, Laura operated Kidz Kollege. He also ran a moving and storage company in Binghamton and later a real estate management company. He served on the Greene Town Planning Board for 17 years. George was a member of the First Congregational Church in Greene. He loved his dogs, including his great pal Ace in Ocean Isle Beach. George was a wonderful father, son and brother. George was an avid sportsman enjoying bicycling, motorcycling, rip-sticking, hiking, skiing, kayaking, mountain climbing, and was a master campfire builder. He loved to host campfires surrounded by friends and family where great conversation was highlighted by his laughter and great spirit. George was especially fond of pancakes with real maple syrup and peanut butter. He loved life and was a generous and kind person. The family thanks the Brain Cancer Oncology Departments of Duke University and Syracuse University for their valiant efforts. Private services are under direction of Root Funeral Home 23 North Chenango Street, Greene, New York 13778. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the Greene Emergency Squad, 30 Birdsall Street, Greene, New York 13778 and condolences may be sent to the family at

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Keith & Lisa Day

May 31, 2021 5:36 PM

So very sorry for your loss. George was a kind neighbor for many years on Genegantslet Road. While living elsewhere, he still called often to talk about outdoor pursuits and to see how our family was doing. We will miss his friendship.

Jim and Valerie Kozak and family

May 29, 2021 9:19 AM

Our sincere condolences to all of you.
Rest in peace, good neighbor.

Adrienne Silvernail

May 26, 2021 7:59 PM

Fond memories of George and his parents at UCC Greene. George and family were so very supportive of our handbell program. Many conversations with George and Laura about their KIdz Kollege.  I am so very sorry to hear of his passing. Thinking of his wife and children and Georgia-Ann with love. 

Valerie Rounds-Atkinson

May 26, 2021 12:36 PM

Dear Suzanne, Georgia-Ann, Jordan, JD and Felicia,

I was so saddened to learn of the very dear George's passing. He was a good friend to my late husband, Steve and a source of comfort while I am grieving. 

I am so very sorry for your loss. I always lived his optimism, humor and enthusiasm for life. He will be greatly missed.

Dottie Muzzy LaPierre

May 25, 2021 7:31 AM

Such a busy man who touched so many lives. My condlolences to the family

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