Gary L. Edwards, 62, of Thorndale, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2022 at Paoli Hospital, surrounded by loved ones. He was the husband of Kimberlee Sharpless Edwards, with whom he shared 42 years of marriage.
Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late William and Nancy Gregg Edwards.
Gary had a lifelong love for all things mechanical and reveled in fixing up cars, boats, motorcycles, tractors and anything else you could think of. He formerly owned and operated Edwards Automotive in Malvern, for the majority of his career as an automobile mechanic. For 10 years, Gary traveled nationwide, serving as pit crew for his daughter Megan’s quarter midget racing, where he made many lifelong friends. A racing enthusiast, he went on to drive go-karts for several years. He also enjoyed spending time outside, be it fishing, hunting, landscaping or camping. Gary was an incredibly hard worker and very generous. He took a lot of pride in helping others and was an unwavering supporter of those close to him over the course of his life. He had a great sense of humor, which made him a joy to be around.
In addition to his wife, Gary is survived by his daughter, Megan Edwards; his siblings Steve (Debbie) Edwards, Bill (Lynn) Edwards, Jeff (Sharon) Edwards, Donna (Howard) McLean, and Laurie (Thomas) Donnachie; and his many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2022 at Northwood Cemetery, 201 W. Uwchlan Avenue, Downingtown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.