Cathryne Helen Edwards, 75, of Burgettstown; Hanover Township, passed away on September 28, 2021 at St. Clair Hospital, Mount Lebanon.
She was born on May 11, 1946 in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of the late Burley and Lillian George.
Cathryne graduated from Gladstone High School and completed Dental Assistant Training and Certification. Cathryne then served on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh Dental School as a Dental Assistant and a Dental Administrative Asistant for over 25 years.
Kay, as her family and close friends called her, was an avid animal advocate and rescued over 24 animals, provided critical care, and found homes for them during her spare time.
Her husband, James Leroy Edwards, Jr. who she married in 1965 passed away on December 1, 2019. She was also preceeded in death by her sister Nadine Dorbin.
Surviving are her four sons Colonel Scott Douglas Edwards, USAF (Ret.) and wife Carol of LA, Sean R. Edwards of Hanover Twp., Jaison D. Edwards and wife Johanna Wojtaszek of Wintersville, OH and Kirby L. Edwards of Munhall; 12 grandchildren Zachary, Bryce, Nathanial, Corey, Joshua, Carrington, Melissa, Luc, Hannah, Ashlee and Lexee Edwards as well as CJ Horvwalt; five great grandchildren Mya and Danielle Edwards and Austin and Kylee Ganzy and Nova Lynn Thomas; and her surviving sister Leah George.
Friends will be received from 12 until 2 PM this Saturday, October 2, 2021 followed by a memorial service which will begin at 2 PM in the Lee & Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown, PA 15021.
Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Animal Rescue League and the Alzheimers Association supporting research in Alzheimers care and treatment.