LAKE PLACID - Robert K. Edgley, 92, of Sentinel Road, Lake Placid, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011.
He was born in Lake Placid on April 4, 1919, the son of Monroe "Roy" K. and Marguerita "Rita" (Lawlor) Edgley. He was a graduate of Lake Placid High School, Class of 1937.
He worked for Western Union before enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Force as a B-17 pilot stationed in Thorpe Abbots, England, flying 25 missions over Europe as part of the Eighth Air Force Division. He earned the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters.
After returning to Lake Placid, Robert became owner of the Edgecroft Motel. Later, he became the town of North Elba Park District purchasing agent, a WNBZ Radio announcer and then retired in 1979 after being a Plattsburgh Air Force Base contracting officer.
Robert married Kathleen (Mannis) of Saranac Lake on June 17, 1943, while stationed at Dyersburg Army Air Base, Tenn. She died on July 25, 1986.
He is survived by his daughter, Lynn Edgley of Lake Placid; his brother, Donald Edgley, and his wife, Agnes, of Lake Placid; his niece, Karen Tomich, and her companion, Jim Sullivan, of Lake Placid; his nephew, Jerry Edgley of Lake Placid; his grandson, Robert K. Edgley III, granddaughter-in-law, Debbie, and great-granddaughters, Danielle, Lauren and Jenna, all of Westfield, Mass.
He was predeceased by one son, Robert K. Edgley II; one daughter, Patricia Edgley; and two brothers, Ray and Sid Edgley.
Calling hours were held Jan. 3 at the M.B. Clark Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid. An American Legion Prayer Service at Post 326, Lake Placid followed.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Tuesday, Jan. 3, at St. Agnes Church with the Rev. John Yonkovig officiating. Burial followed with military honors at St. Agnes Cemetery in Lake Placid.
Donations in Robert's memory may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.