Franklin "Bud" A. Edmunds Jr.May 4, 1943 ~ October 10, 2017 (age 74)
Franklin A. Edmunds, Jr., of Meyersdale, passed away October 10, 2017. Born May 4, 1943 in Meyersdale, he was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. F.A. Edmunds; grandparents: Dr. and Mrs. G.F. H. Edmunds of Connellsville, and Mr. and Mrs. James W. Long, of Meyersdale.
He is survived by his sister: Janice (Edmunds) Smith and her husband Dr. J.M. Smith, Shepherdstown, WV; niece: Joanne and husband Eric, Purcellville, VA; and nephew: Joseph, of Parkersburg, WV.
Mr. Edmunds, generally known by his nickname “Bud”, graduated from Meyersdale Area High School in 1961 and from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1965. While attending Wesleyan, he was an active member of Theta Chi Fraternity and later served on the alumni board of directors. He completed post graduate work at Penn State University, California University, and Frostburg State University. Mr. Edmunds was an educator for thirty seven years and retired in 1992.
“Bud” was active in many organizations, including the Jaycees, Lions Club, and was a director of the PA Maple Festival for many years. He also served on the Meyersdale Hospital Board of Directors and was a member of the Meyersdale Borough Council for thirteen years, having served several terms as council president. In 2014, Mr. Edmunds again returned to Borough Council to serve as chair of the economic development committee. While serving on the borough council, he was particularly interested in preserving the town’s playground and community center, and was instrumental in the formation of the Parks and Recreation Board, the Merchant’s Association, and local Farmer’s Market.
He enjoyed traveling, participating in community projects, playing bridge, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
Mr. Edmunds was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of Saint Francis Episcopal Church.
Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Price Funeral Service, Meyersdale, with Father Lenny Anderson officiating. Interment Meyersdale Area Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis Episcopal Church.
Arrangements by Price Funeral Service, Inc., Meyersdale.