Edward Brady Gaines, age 80, of New Freeport, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Mon General Hospital, Morgantown, WV.
Born December 5, 1939 in Jackson Twp., son of the late Archie Brady and Dorothy Louise (Utt) Gaines.
Edward had been a resident of Gilmore Twp., Jackson Twp., and New Freeport area his whole life. On October 3, 1968, he wed Gladys Virginia Grim and they were happily married for 52 years. He was the Head Custodian for the West Greene School District for 28 years until his retirement in 1998. He was the former Supervisor of Freeport Twp. in the early seventies and Gilmore Twp. from 2004 until 2010. He was a school bus driver for the West Greene School District in the late sixties. Edward was also self employed as a Carpenter for several years. He was a former member of the New Freeport Volunteer Fire Department.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Amy (Charles) Miller, of Littleton, WV. And Pamela (Don) White, of New Freeport; four grandchildren, Cody (Liz) and Michael Tharp, Cole Miller and Ashley (Isaac) Hornbeck; three step grandchildren, Donnie, Wyatt, and Tristan White; one great-great grandchild, Suzanna; two siblings, Hattie Roskelly, of NY. and Irene (Roger) Mason, of Perry, OH.; two sister-in-laws, Jean Gaines, of Pasco, WA. and Wilma Lemmon, of Wheeling, WV.; one brother-in-law, Jay Leonard, of Waynesburg; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Baby Boy Gaines; six siblings, Billy Jo Gaines, John Gaines, James Gaines, Raymond Gaines, Robert Lee Gaines, and Beulah Leonard.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 3-8 p.m. at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC. 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy. Rogersville, PA. 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Kay Berdine, officiating and Pastor Cynthia Deter, Co-officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Bank Cemetery, Gilmore, Twp. MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND ALL SERVICES!
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org. or the American Heart Association, www.2.heart.org.
Please view and sign the online tribute wall at www.kestersonfh.com.