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Burt Edwards "Lost but not forgotten"

 


Wright  (D 7958)

Apr 17, 2010, 8:59 AM
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I have been asked to let the skydiving community know that yesterday, April 16th, Burt Edwards was killed in a parachute landing accident at Eloy, AZ while attending a 100 way event.

The details of the accident will be released later after all the correct information is gathered.

The family will let us know when and where funeral services will take place.

Burt was a very good friend and team mate and a lot of you out there had the pleasure of jumping with him through-out the years. He will be missed. Take a moment and remember.

More information will be posted later.

Blue Skies
Guy Wright


jdpml  (D 18680)

Apr 17, 2010, 10:56 AM
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A very sad day.
Burt was one great person to be around and we looked forward to his visits to the big ways a couple of times a year in zhills.
Always had a smile on his face and a great story to tell at the bar in the evening, not a bad bone in him.
Truly a very sad day for anyone who new him,and a great loss for those who now never will get that pleasure.
Thoughts go out to his family from ours.
Paul &Tracey


natkingkool  (C 2341)

Apr 17, 2010, 1:20 PM
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I am so sad... Burt was such an amazing guy. I will miss him a lot. My heart goes out to his family and close friends... Nathalie Gaudreault


danornan  (D 11308)

Apr 17, 2010, 1:32 PM
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Burt will be missed by a lot of friends. A really sad day.


gemini  (D 24349)

Apr 17, 2010, 2:43 PM
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Burt was always a pleasure to be around and always seemed genuinely glad to see everyone at a big way event; always a kind word and big smile from him. I enjoyed his company very much and will miss him.

Condolences to his family and friends.

Blue skies Burt.


usskydiver  (D 12780)

Apr 17, 2010, 2:49 PM
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I'm saddened beyond belief. Burt was an amazing team mate.

Tim Tennant
Raeford, NC


JanineMarie

Apr 17, 2010, 4:06 PM
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Burt, your smiles and hugs will be greatly missed here at Z hills.


kkeenan  (D 22164)

Apr 17, 2010, 5:18 PM
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What a shock. Burt was a great guy and a great team player. He will be missed by many.
Blue Skies, Buddy.

Kevin K.


tetra316  (D 26945)

Apr 17, 2010, 5:48 PM
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Does anyone have a picture of him?



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mirage62  (C 15580)

Apr 17, 2010, 6:20 PM
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The "other" Burt...............damn


happythoughts  (D License)

Apr 17, 2010, 6:44 PM
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Burt was a big-way regular at Zhills.
Frown


Skyu4ia  (D 18163)

Apr 17, 2010, 6:46 PM
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I'll never forget walking in from the landing area with Burt and JP after completing a 100 way. We were all full of ourselves about it. Burt said to JP "Not bad for 98 white guys.'

Blue skies Burt.... keep smiling.


mirage62  (C 15580)

Apr 17, 2010, 7:21 PM
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Burt was forever giving me hell for getting him and JP mixed up....but I always told him "you know they all look the same..."

I've had a drink and a cry, thats what getting old will do for you.


cchandler  (D 12392)

Apr 17, 2010, 8:14 PM
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Burt will always be my "brotha' from anotha' motha".

Skydiving lost some cool yesterday.


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barnesrf  (D 10633)

Apr 18, 2010, 1:46 AM
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Burt,

You left us way too soon. I am schocked and extremely saddened. Your skydiving family will miss you my friend. I know all your family is in shock as well, and my thoughts and prayers are with them

We will soar again together my friend

Bob


jcunniff  (D 17518)

Apr 18, 2010, 4:56 AM
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I'll miss you, Burt. You did it well, and with style and grace.

BSBD.

-Jack


david3  (D 21297)

Apr 18, 2010, 4:58 AM
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Damn
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PharmerPhil  (D 23899)

Apr 18, 2010, 6:00 AM
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Blue Skies Burt...
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jimmytavino  (A 3914)

Apr 18, 2010, 10:52 AM
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I had the chance to first meet Burt @ the convention in Quincy in 1994,,, when we were on a 10 way team together...out of the Boeing 727...
Really Nice Guy...Never knew his last name...
he was reading a BOOK,, while we climbed to altitude...!!!SmileWink ( see pics...)

then..... 15 years flew by.. saw Him only in my photo album
..... and then i was at Gardiner NY last fall,,,,AND there he was.... !!!LaughCool
We didn't get a jump together that day...Unsure
but we did re-connect and shared some laughs...

So sad.. to hear this news...FrownFrown

Blue Ones Burt.

jmy


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Gr8Scott  (D 22773)

Apr 18, 2010, 2:18 PM
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Blue skies my friend. You will be missed.


Usetawuz  (D 2747)

Apr 18, 2010, 2:47 PM
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Really sad news. Burt will be greatly missed. My
condolences to his family and many friends.


Booster_MPS  (C 36331)

Apr 18, 2010, 6:01 PM
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In a sport where the community is so small and close, the community of African American sky divers is even smaller and I thank you for welcoming me.

It was always great to see Burt when he would come in town for big ways and it's through meeting great people like him that I learned that so much of the good stuff in the sport does not always happen in the air. It's all about the people, great people like Burt.

This just should not have happened my friend. I will miss you so much bro, it is just too soon. Way too soon.


Zilla  (D 17340)

Apr 18, 2010, 7:02 PM
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It's been years - hadn't seen you since the Hartwood days. . . . but you were always one of best ones Burt. My heart breaks tonight knowing that you're no longer with us. I'll miss that grenadian rum you used to bring around. FUBAR had one of it's best rounds on that stuff :) Fly free bud.....fly free.


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Apr 19, 2010, 8:09 AM
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Is this the same guy who was on the New Jersey 100 ways in the late 90's? If yes, he was my wingman in the '97 100 way state record, docking next to me on a loop. He does look familiar.

Unsure


jdfreefly  (D 24037)

Apr 19, 2010, 11:57 AM
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I remember seeing Burt at many of the bigway events at crosskeys around that time, so it's quite possible he was your wingman.


towerrat  (D 28189)

Apr 19, 2010, 4:04 PM
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One of the good ones..... Blue skies Burt


JM_D

Apr 20, 2010, 9:08 AM
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I just got that very bad news from Didier a friend who was at Eloy for the diamond event. It is a very sad day. I met Burt at Eloy in 2002 for the 300 way. We were on the same wacker. Burt was a very nice guy. I always had the pleasure to meet him. We met again for the 400 way and kaleidoscopes at Deland. I will miss him. Play and fly with the angels for ever. JM from France.


joehadfield  (D 17076)

Apr 20, 2010, 9:20 AM
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Any news on a funeral or memorial service for Burt? Myself and a bunch of other jumpers from the old United Parachute Club are interested...

Joe


jumpdakine  (D 24523)

Apr 20, 2010, 10:33 AM
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We will see you again my friend, but not yet...Blueskies
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howie289

Apr 20, 2010, 12:48 PM
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Blue Skies Burt

The Obit/Funeral arrangements just popped up on the web:

http://www.feeneyfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Albert-Edwards/Obituary/

Mr. Albert "Burt" Edwards
July 21, 1953 - April 16, 2010

Obituary for Mr. Albert "Burt" Edwards
Edwards, Albert E. “Burt”, 56, of Arnold, MD, passed away Friday, April 16th. Born in St. Georges, Grenada, W.I., he was a graduate of Ridgewood High School and went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Stevens Institute in Hoboken and his Master’s Degree from Georgia Tech. Burt has worked for many years as Executive Director of AT&T Government Solutions in Columbia, MD. A world class sky-diver, Burt lived life to the fullest; he worked hard and played hard. He will be missed by everyone who had the blessed opportunity to meet him and share a piece of life with him.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Metzler-Edwards and their daughter, Morgan Elizabeth. He is the cherished son of Dorothy Edwards and the late Michael. Loving brother of Esther Nelson, Correne Anne Marie Daniel, Leasa Sampson and the late Frances Edwards. Burt is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may visit Friday, 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Feeney Funeral Home, 232 Franklin Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, 201-444-7650. Funeral Mass Saturday, 3:00pm at St. Catharine’s RC Church, 905 South Maple Ave., Glen Rock. Cremation Private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Burt’s memory, payable to Presentation Brothers College, c/o Esther Nelson, 232 Franklin Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.


tempretired  (A 19639)

Apr 21, 2010, 9:45 AM
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My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. I believe I first met Burt at a Herd Boogie between 1993 and 1995 and ran into him when he visited X-Keys through the mid 90s to early 2000's. I did not know him too well but he was fun to be around and always smiling. Truly a nice person.

Blue Skies


PatrickDugan  (D 29129)

Apr 21, 2010, 10:41 AM
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Burt and I were teammates in 16-way last year. I didn't know him too well, but I can say that he was a very good skydiver, a reliable teammate, and as everyone else has said, a really nice guy. My condolences to the family.

Blue skies, Burt. You will be missed.

Patrick


chileman  (D 15862)

Apr 21, 2010, 12:45 PM
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Goodbye Burt, my friend. I'm glad we had a chance to have a few laughs together in those last couple of days. Big ways won't be the same without your friendly smile and great stories. Fly free, brother.
My condolences to Burt's family; it was brave of you to come to Eloy and meet us. I hope you left knowing how much we loved him too.


Capt36  (D 13216)

Apr 22, 2010, 12:44 AM
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>I'll never forget walking in from the landing area with Burt and JP after completing a 100 way. We were all full of ourselves about it. Burt said to JP "Not bad for 98 white guys.' <

Wow, that flashed me back to jumping with the two in Z-Hills...

Never had a bad jump, always had a fun time, with Burt. I'll probably think of him, during the climb, on future big-ways...

So, be careful JP! I want to do some more jumps with you.

Check's in the mail....


fucci  (D 18653)

Apr 24, 2010, 8:50 AM
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Never gets easier saying good-bye to great friends. I was shocked and saddened to hear the news, but fortunate to have done many, many big-ways with Burt while he was with us in this life. Rest easy, brother.


flyinghigh  (D 11961)

Apr 24, 2010, 4:58 PM
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  To a great guy, I am sure you were looking down on us wishing you could have just one more, as we raised our glasses to you. I will miss you as will many others. It just won't be the same on the big ways without you. I guess JP will have to make sure HE isn't the last one to the dirt-dive. Who the hell am I supposed to room with now on the big-ways?
Your buddy and fellow pilot, Pete


blueskyychic  (D 29317)

Apr 26, 2010, 5:18 PM
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Blue Skies, Burt...


lauras  (D License)

May 1, 2010, 10:23 AM
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Oh, Burt...who am I supposed to be ethnic with now?! See ya on the flip side...


david3  (D 21297)

Apr 16, 2011, 2:03 PM
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Wow, one year. Tonight I'll raise a glass to you Burt.

Blue skies


Wright  (D 7958)

Apr 16, 2011, 3:54 PM
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Time Flies, never forget!!!!!!!!!!!


david3  (D 21297)

Apr 16, 2014, 6:28 PM
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Raising my glass of beer to you now Burt. See ya when I see ya.



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