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Joseph A. Edgley Sr., 91, formerly of Wellsville


Joseph A. Edgley Sr., age 91, of Jupiter, Florida passed away on January 7, 2024.  After a long battle with respiratory disease, Joe passed away at Hospice of Palm Beach County.  Born in Lake Placid, NY in May of 1932, he was the son of Raymond R. and Rose (Garneau) Edgley.  He married the love of his life, Lillian (Balasy), in 1955 and was married for 58 years until Lill passed away in 2013.

Upon graduating from Lake Placid High School,  Joe continued his education at Manlius Pebble Hill in Syracuse, NY.  In the early 1950’s, he signed a professional baseball contract.  A short time later, Joe was drafted into the U.S. Army.  Upon serving his military duties, he returned to professional baseball which placed him in Wellsville, NY.  Joe played in the Pony League for the Wellsville Braves until he decided to settle down with Lillian and raise a family there.  He worked for CE Air Preheater for 29 years until he retired in 1985.  Soon after, life took Joe and Lill to Palm Beach County to live near their children.  His employment continued with the South Florida Water Management until he retired in 1996.

Joe was a devoted family man that had an “open door policy” for friends, neighbors, and family.  Many good times took place at Lill & Joe’s residence in Jupiter, FL  He was an amazing person who was kind, funny, and loved by all who knew him.  Golf, reading, walking, and the New York Giants were his passions in life.

Joe is survived by his children, Joe (Molly), Mike (Debbi) and Linda. Also surviving is younger brother Ray (Virgie), 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, parents, brother Dave, in-laws Lorraine Edgley, Red Lashomb, Shirley Lashomb, Ida Balasy, Andrew Balasy.  Son John passed away three weeks after Joe on January 29, 2024.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Trustbridge Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL  33407

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