David C. Edgecombe

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David C. Edgecombe


     David C. Edgecombe, age 84, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2024 in Lancaster, PA. Born in Connecticut, he was the son of Raymond O. Edgecombe and Sally Edgecombe Malloy, and brother of the late Judith Anderson of Old Saybrook.  Dave graduated from Old Saybrook High School, a member of the Class of 1958. There he played baseball, basketball, soccer, and was a member of the Championship Soccer team. He enjoyed boating, water-skiing, swimming and was a member of the Congregational Church.  After attending Central CT College, he was employed at R. R. Donnelley & Sons, starting as an apprentice at Old Saybrook, printing Time and Life magazines in the early sixties.

     A veteran, he departed on Nov. 22, 1963 to serve in Vietnam. Moving to Leola, PA in 1972, he spent over 40 years with Donnelley’s in Lancaster, retiring in 2005 as a Supervisor/Manager.

     Dave was a sports fanatic and he served on the Leola Jr. Athletic Board, & co-founded the Conestoga Valley Youth Soccer Club. A fan of Conestoga Valley High School soccer, he assisted with the Boys team and helped with organizing the Lady Bucks team. He served on the Board of the Lanco Soccer League in 1984 and joined the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association and was District Commissioner for over 30 years. Dave helped begin the Red Rose Tournament in 1990, bringing hundreds of games to the area.

     In Leola, he served on the CV Community Center Board, and the Water& Sewer Authority. He was a Liederkranz member, watching World Cup soccer. He was a fan of the Philadelphia Union, D.C. United, the Boston Red Sox and Celtics. He enjoyed hiking as a member of the Sierra Club at Lake Tahoe.

     He leaves his wife of 56 years, Shirley K. Edgecombe of Leola and two sons, Rick Edgecombe and wife Stephanie (Lovegren) Edgecombe of Savannah, GA and Brian Edgecombe and wife Clarice (Chen) Edgecombe of Anaheim, CA. He was Grandfather, Grandpa and Poppa to his four grandchildren: Skyler and Brendan Edgecombe, and Seamus and Quinn Edgecombe.

     He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends who he enjoyed and loved so much.

     Thanks to the staff of Hospice and Community Care of Lancaster and Hamilton Arms Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association. Interment is at Riverside Cemetery in Old Saybrook.

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