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Robert B. Edmund

Born in Connellsville, PA on October 8, 1927.
Departed on May 9, 2017 in Melbourne Beach, FL.

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Visitation: May 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Brownlie-Maxwell Chapel , Melbourne, Florida

Robert B. Edmund, Jr. passed away with his family by his side on May 9, 2017. Robert was born in Connellsville, PA. After serving in the Navy, he made his way to Florida where he landed a job at an old hotel and bar as a bartender in South Melbourne Beach called the Sea Dunes in the late 1940s. After working there for several years, he decided to open up the first Barber Shop in Melbourne Beach in 1952. In the early years, he was the only Barber from Vero Beach to Cocoa Beach. Robert set up his small shop on Ocean Avenue. He started to get involved in this small beach community to helped start the first of many Fish Fries with the Melbourne Beach Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a Commissioner in the 60's with the town. Robert was on the Police Pension Board and also got involved with the Rotary Club as Sergeant at Arms in Melbourne Beach. He was a Mason of the 32nd. Robert's true love was not just family, but he was an avid golfer. He golfed all over the world. And one thing he loved doing, was joking with people and always said, 'You have to make people laugh every day.' Most of all, he loved his Buggy he rode it all over town. If the sun was up, he was out riding. You couldn't help to see him all over town. "Buggy Bob" Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Edmund. He leaves behind his children; Robert Edmund, Ellen Nastase (Pete), Wendy Edmund, Robin Faircloth (Sonny), sister; Beryl McColligan (Lee), three grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, one niece, two nephews. A celebration of life is to be held on Saturday, May 20th at 12:00pm until 2:00pm at the Brownlie-Maxwell Chapel and from 3:00pm until 5:00pm at the Melbourne Beach community center on Ocean Avenue.

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