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Edwin Russell "Ed" Cheyney, Jr.

June 21, 1943 ~ July 18, 2018 (age 75)

Edwin R. Cheyney, Jr., 75, of Covington, PA went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.

Edwin Russell, Ed or “Firp” to family and friends, was born June 21, 1943 in Boothwyn PA, Lancaster County.  He was a son of the late Edwin Sr. and Isabel (Booth) Cheyney.  After graduating from North Penn High School in 1961, Ed served our country in the U.S. Navy.  He worked in the petroleum industry most of his life and finished his working career with the Pennsylvania State Police as a communications operator in Mansfield.

Surviving is his loving wife, the former Linda English, devoted daughter; Robin of Blossburg, two sisters; Sharon (Micky) Levandoski of Wellsboro and Lollie (Daniel) Short of Covington, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by sisters Marlene Bubacz and Patricia Johnson.

Calling hours are 10 – 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility’s Blossburg Chapel at 314 Granger St. Blossburg.  Rev. Ken Smith will officiate a memorial service at 11 a.m.  Burial will be held in Elk Run Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to the PA State Police Lodge’s fallen officers foundation: “PA FOP Foundation” at 2949 N. Front St. Harrisburg, PA 17110 for officers wounded or killed in the line of duty. 

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