Melvin Edwards

Obituary of Melvin Edwards

Melvin D. Edwards

Bainbridge—Melvin D. Edwards, 88, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at his home. He was born on November 11, 1928 in Auburn, NY, son of the late Elmer and Leone (Dickens) Edwards. He served in the US Air Force from 1954 until his honorable discharge in December 1957.

Mel was a longtime member of the VFW Post 7914, American Legion Post 183 and the Sidney Elks Lodge 2175. He retired from Amphenol Corp. in Sidney as an Inspector.

On August 23, 1968, he married Colleen Scofield in Sidney.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Colleen Edwards; step-daughters, Dorthea Christensen and Cindy Ketchum; 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother.

At Melvin's request, there will be no services. Burial will be private in Throopsville Rural Cemetery, Auburn. Memorial donations in his memory may be directed to the charity of one's choice. Condolences may be shared with the family online at

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.