Thursday, January 25, 2018

Obituary - Carolina F. Edwards, 80, of Avis, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Carolina F. (Petrak) Edwards

September 7, 1937 ~ January 23, 2018

Carolina F. Edwards, 80, of Avis, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at her home. 

Born Sept. 7, 1937, in Endicott, N.Y., she was a daughter to the late George P. and Anna M. (Koshko) Petrak. Also preceding her in death was her loving husband, James P. Edwards on Jan. 8, 1998; brothers, John D. Petrak, Joseph A. Petrak, and George Petrak Jr; and sisters, Mary Ann Neupart, Julia A. Panasuk, and Helen Litz. 

Carolina worked at various jobs throughout her life including Endicott Johnson Shoe Corp in Endicott, N.Y. for one year, Technical Drafting Co in Alexandria, Va. for two years, Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co in Washington, D.C. for 14 years, Clinton County Court House in Lock Haven for 21 years, and two years at the Jersey Shore State Bank, Mill Hall. She was Pine Creek Township Auditor for six years; drew up JF Kennedy's inauguration, Martin Luther King's Freedom March, and H. Humphrey's presidential inauguration. 

Carolina belonged to the Jersey Shore Loyal Order of Moose, the Jersey Shore Town Meeting and the Church of Saint Luke in Jersey Shore. She enjoyed reading, puzzles, bingo, garage sales, and working for the Walnut Street Church thrift store. 

Surviving are her children, Jessica L. Englestead, of Hampton, Va., Bryan K. Edwards, of Avis, and Renee A. Cummings, of Hummelstown, Pa.; and grandchildren, Makenna, Morgan, and Caitlin Cummings. 

A Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at the Church of Saint Luke, 118 Kendall Ave., Jersey Shore, PA 17740. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Sunday evening, January 28 at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. 

The family suggest memorial contributions in Carolina's name be made to the Church of Saint Luke.

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