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Kenneth Charles Edsell

June 10, 1942 - May 20, 2019


Sayre, Pennsylvania

Date of Death:

May 20, 2019



Birth Date:

June 10, 1942

Birth Place:

La Raysville, Pennsylvania

Service Information:

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY


Friday, May 24, 2019 from 5 to 6 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY


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Kenneth Charles Edsell

Kenneth Charles Edsell, 76, of Sayre, passed away at home on Monday, May 20, 2019.

Ken was born June 10, 1942 in Leraysville, PA and graduated from Wyalusing High School in 1961. He started work as an owner/operator at Dairyman’s League in Camptown, PA, then drove truck for Dairylea for many years (during which his girls loved riding with him in his Kenmore and enjoyed ice cream from the back of his truck). Ken drove truck for Coyne Textile Services, the US Postal Service, Douglas Brothers Paving for many years and drove vehicles for Stateline Auto in his later years. He always enjoyed driving and worked tirelessly and quietly well into his mid-70s to provide for his family. Ken played softball for years at Quinlan’s Ball Park and was known as a fierce opponent on the pitching mound. He and wife Sandy enjoyed square dancing at Fraley’s and riding snowmobiles and motorcycles with friends. As his health faded due to complications from COPD, he relaxed watching the Yankees and sitting in his favorite chair. He took pride in his home and yard and mowed his yard up to the end. His greatest accomplishment was his children and grandchildren, and he was a constant and steady presence at graduations, birthdays, musical performances and sporting events.

Ken is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sandra (Hawley) Edsell; children, Lisa Young (Dave), Leslie Morris (Jonathan Wehrung) and Kendra Babcock (John); grandchildren, Derek and Connor Young, Sierra Morris, John Junior, Kassie, Jase, Kaylie Babcock; sister, Elinor Watson (Charles); brother, Walter Edsell Jr. (Kay); along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Walter Edsell Sr. and Nellie Benjamin Edsell; infant daughter, Lauren Anne; his brother, Edward Edsell; and half-siblings, Robert Williams and Anna Bowen.

A time of calling will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 5 to 6 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly.  A short memorial service to honor Ken’s life will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 6 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Ken’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Doug and Judie Scrivener
Sandy, Lisa, Leslie and Kendra and families, We are so very sorry for your loss. May you find peace in your memories of your husband and father. May God bless you all.

From:  Mary Edsell Neiley
Condolences to the family of Kenneth.

From:  Daniel Talada
Sorry for your loss. I only knew Kenny for a short while at Stateline. We used to team up on trips to Paul Burns dealership inn Langhorn Pa. He was a class act. I enjoyed getting to know him. A great person. God Bless and prayers of comfort.

From:  Roxanne Testen
Sandy, We are so sorry for your loss. Ken was a kind man and good neighbor. We will miss seeing him checking the lawn and watching him enjoy his creation of a beautiful home. May the Lord help you through this time. Many blessings, neighbor. Roxanne and John

From:  Paul and Mary Ann Wehrung
Leslie, Sandy and family, Please know we are sorry for the loss of your devoted father and husband. Such a kind and gentle man with exceptional family values. May the Lord bless you all as He takes Ken home with Him.

From:  Ann & Richard Maier
Dear Sandy and sorry to hear about Ken. I am always home if you need to talk.

From: Rick and Eileen Bullock
Ken was a dear friend.    It is with deep sadness that we learn of his passing.   While he is gone in body his spirit and our fond memories will be forever with us.   
We did so want to be at Ken's memorial.  However,  Our Grandson is schedule for surgery in Hershey, PA and we will be unable to be in Waverly in time.   
I will be remembering all the good times and hold Ken and his family in our thoughts and prayers.

From:  Tracy and Tom Lewis
Lisa, Dave, Derek, Connor and Sandy,
We are so sorry to hear of Ken's passing.  Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Tracy and Tom

From: Alice Bennett
Thinking of all of you at this time with sympathy.

From: Sharon Brown Chamberlain
  I was saddened to see that the love of your life has passed. I didn't get to talk to you at our last reunion-I wasn't myself. Spent 6 months that year caring for my brother in NY state.
  I'm sending you and your Family my deepest sympathies. May you find comfort from all of your friends who have been part of your lives for a very long time. May your memories with Ken stay with you always. Much love, Sharon

From: Margo Love
Sandy, I was so shocked to read Ken's obituary in the Morning Times. Praying for you. There are good Grief Share meetings in the churches when you feel ready. In Christ, Margo Morris Love

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