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Alvin H. Edwards, of Williamsburg, died Sunday, July 5, 2015, at the age of 80.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ford and Myrtle Edwards.

His life began on Aug. 2, 1934, in Ford City, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Manassas High School in Manassas. Al accepted the Lord in his early years. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and, following his faithful service, he attended and graduated from Atlantic Business College.

Al began working in the U.S. Labor Department in Washington, D.C. There he met and began dating Patricia W. Woods. Al and Patricia were united in holy matrimony and shared a union of 48 years. Al also worked at the D.C. Lottery where he was employed for over 20 years as a chief computer specialist.

Al was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins and he even held a season’s pass until quite recently. After vacationing in Williamsburg for several years, Al and Pat decided to retire and relocate to Williamsburg.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories his loving and devoted wife, Patricia Edwards, one niece and a host of uncles, aunts, godchildren and many caring friends. Mr. Al, as he became known in his later years, will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Family and friends will assemble by 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Whiting’s Funeral Home for a memorial service beginning at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Henry Wells officiating.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Whiting’s Funeral Home.

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