Edwin A. Hedges
Edwin A. Hedges of Bridgehampton died on April 16 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 81.
Born on September 17, 1931, the son of Allen and Miriam Hedges of Bridgehampton, Mr. Hedges married Helen O. Hedges on November 22, 1953. He was a graduate of Bridgehampton High School and served in the United States Air Force. He worked at Bohack’s and King Kullen in Bridgehampton.
Mr. Hedges was an avid bowler, playing at East Hampton Bowl where he was a member of the 300 Club. He also enjoyed golfing at the Barcelona Neck golf course. Survivors said they will remember him for his dedicated care of his late wife, who was blind for much of her life. Mr. Hedges could often be seen walking around Bridgehampton with his wife’s arm tucked under his and his hand on his wife’s arm.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Hedges was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth Guyer and Florence Lanz. He is survived by brothers Eugene, Albert, David, William, and John Hedges; and a sister, Margaret Makowski. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews as well as a great-grandniece and several great-grandnephews.
Visiting hours were on Sunday, April 21, at the Brockett Funeral Home in Southampton. A funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, April 22, at the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church in Bridgehampton. Interment followed at Edgewood Cemetery in Bridgehampton. Memorial donations to the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, www.guidedog.org, or East End Hospice, www.eeh.org, would be appreciated by the family.