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Community loses longtime educator and volunteer

Robert 'Bob' Edwards 1939-2011
Robert D. (Bob) Edwards, a retired social studies teacher from David Douglas High School and former SnowCap Community Charities board member, died on Sept. 9 at his home in Portland.

Born on Nov. 12, 1939 in Seattle to Melvin and Beulah Edwards, he moved with his family to east Multnomah County in 1948 and graduated from Gresham High School.

Edwards served in the U.S. Army from 1960-63 earning the rank of captain and a good conduct medal. He received his bachelor's degree in secondary education from Portland State University and a master of education degree from the University of Oregon.

He married Pat Schuster on Aug. 14, 1965.

Edwards taught in the David Douglas school district for more than 30 years serving as the social studies department chair and a mentor teacher. In support of his desire to help his students achieve at the highest levels, he worked as a reader for Advance Placement American history national exams and was a college board consultant.

He was a charter member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church, belonged to Parkrose Masonic Lodge 179, volunteered for many years at SnowCap Community Charities, and was a board member of the David Douglas Historical Society. He had a hand in writing the “History and Folklore of the David Douglas Community.”

Edwards enjoyed laughing, music, camping, hunting and especially fishing.

His wife, Pat, sons Alan of Portland and Ryan of Vancouver, and four grandchildren survive him.

Send memorial donations to Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 11560 S.E. Market St., Portland, 97216 or to the American Cancer Society, 0330 S.W. Curry St., Portland, 97239.

A service has been held.

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