December 25, 1961 - October 31, 2021
David Anthony Edwards, 59, of Keyport, passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2021, at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, NJ. He was born on December 25, 1961, in Birmingham, England. For much of his life he lived in the English Midlands, where he worked on the family farm and developed many of the mechanical and agricultural skills that he would use throughout his career and in his personal endeavors. Dave emigrated to the U.S. in the 1990s, and since 2009 he resided in Keyport, NJ. Although he left the United Kingdom more than two decades ago, Dave never stopped loving the country of his birth. He was passionate about England and all things English--from rugby, to fish-and-chips, to fruitcake and English candy, to Top Gear and Downton Abbey. He was a gifted athlete and played a mean game of tennis. At any time of the year, he could be found working in his beautiful garden, a pastime at which he truly excelled. He was an avid camper and boater and enjoyed fine dining. Dave was an enthusiastic fan of traveling by cruise ship, and he loved nothing more than sipping a gin-and-tonic in the sun with his friends and family. As the Operations Manager for Dartronics in Perth Amboy NJ for more than ten years, David was a dedicated and tireless employee, often giving up hours and days of his personal time to ensure a job was completed to his exacting standards. When he wasn't working, he could often be found tinkering or building something for the home he shared for many years with his loving spouse, Theresa Thiel. Dave was also an animal lover and for many years volunteered with the Monmouth County SPCA, fostering and finding homes for countless puppies and dogs, and opening his own home to an array of beloved pets. In addition to his spouse, he is survived by daughters Emily Edwards and Leonora Edwards; stepdaughter Veronica Thiel and stepson Jackson Thiel; grandsons Jacob and Roman Edwards; sister-in-law Veronica Mullin and brother-in law, Joseph Brett; his dogs Tulip, Finn, Chad, Pippin, and Adrian; and cats Maple and Horace. Visitation will be held at Bedle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Matawan, NJ, Friday, November 5, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm with a Funeral Service at 7:30 pm.
David Anthony Edwards, 59, of Keyport, passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2021, at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, NJ. He was born on December 25, 1961, in Birmingham, England. For much of his life he lived in the English Midlands,... View Obituary & Service Information
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