Edward Andrew Caldwell, age 93, of West Grove, Pennsylvania, passed away on April 18, 2023 at Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community in West Grove, PA. He was the spouse of the late, Lola Mankin Caldwell, with whom he shared 71 years of marriage. Born in Oklahoma City, OK he was the son of the late, Frank Norman Caldwell and Gertrude Shewbart Caldwell.
Edward spent his early days in Wilburton, Oklahoma and graduated from Wilburton High School, class of 1947. Upon his graduation, the family moved to California where he eventually obtained a job at Libby McNeil and Libby driving a forklift at their Sunnyvale food processing plant. He was drafted into the Army in 1952 to serve during the Korean Conflict and obtained the rank of SGT. Upon completion of his military obligations, Edward returned to his work at Libby’s and was eventually promoted to the position of Industrial Engineer responsible for the quality control of canned and frozen foods.
Over the years, Edward’s employment sent the family from California to Washington State, Illinois, and New York. Eventually he and Lola retired to Brevard, North Carolina and after 20 years living in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, they relocated to West Grove, PA and closer to family.
When the couple encountered health issues, Edward moved to individual living at Jenner’s Pond and then on to care at the Preston Building. While living at Jenner’s, Ed volunteered as an original member of the Employee Scholarship Committee and most recently, he served as President of the Preston Building Residents Council.
Edward is survived by his daughter Kathryn Marie Schumacher (Greg) and Gaila Ciccarone (Carlo.) He is also survived by his 5 grandchildren, Eric Schumacher (Yvette), Sara Field (Damon), Giancarlo Ciccarone (Lauren), Michael Ciccarone (Christine), Melina Van Brunt (Chad); and his 11 great-grandchildren, Ella Field, Ethan Schumacher, Quinn Field, Ezra Schumacher, Levi Van Brunt, Lincoln Field, Matteo Ciccarone, Samuel Van Brunt, Giuliana Ciccarone, Callie Ciccarone, and Gabriella Ciccarone. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was predeceased by his sister, Nadine Patterson and his brother, Edwin Arthur “Red” Caldwell.
Services and interment will be held privately.
Remembrances in Edward Caldwell’s memory may be made to Willow Tree Hospice of Kennett Square, PA or the Simpson Co-Worker Support Fund. https://simpsonsenior.org/foundation/simpson-co-worker-support-fund/
Arrangements are by Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. of Kennett Square (484-734-8100) To view his online obituary, please visit www.griecofunerals.com .