Frederick David Edgar (Freddy), died on June 10th, 2023 at Providence Hospital in Everett Washington. His passing was very peaceful coming one day after his 82nd birthday. Freddy was born on Staten Island to Dorothy and Dave Edgar on June 9th, 1941. He was one of eight children and the eldest son. Freddy helped out with the younger children and worked from an early age delivering newspapers and then as a butcher boy delivering cuts of meat in the neighborhood on a 3 wheel-bicycle. Freddy loved to recall how one Christmas while in High School, his savings (from his job) paid for a Christmas tree, presents and Christmas dinner for the family when money was tight that year.
Freddy graduated from Port Richmond High School in 1959. He served in the Airforce for 4 years (1960 to 1964) at Loring Air force Base in Limestone Maine. He met Marilyn Marsh and married in May 1966. They had two children Tracy and Ricky ( Frederick David Edgar II deceased). He loved being a father and was a great dad. Later, after 25 years of marriage, they divorced. He served as a New York City Police Officer from Feb 68 until retiring July 1989. His beat primarily, which he patrolled with longtime partner Marty Imbimbo, was downtown Manhattan, specifically 44th street and Broadway, in the theater district. Freddy met a long list of celebrities, which provided lots of fodder for the many stories he would regale us all with. One of his favorite and oft repeated tales regarded the two years (approx) that he guarded Katherine Hepburn, who really did tell him, “Call me Katy”. After leaving the force he retired to Rhode Island and later spent 20 years with his son on Folly Beach, South Carolina. He eventually wound up in Seattle under the devoted, loving care of his daughter Tracy Watson who was “his pride and joy”. His hobbies included shooting pool, and socializing. He always had a good story or two to tell to whoever would listen. Freddy was happiest when he made others laugh.
Freddy is survived by his daughter Tracy Watson of Seattle, Son-in Law Christian Watson, granddaughter Leora Watson, his brothers Henry Edgar of Staten Island and Jeffery Edgar of Hartford CT, and his sister Phyllis Parker of Monmouth NJ.
Freddy will be Aqua Cremated, an environmentally friendly process that requires no burning.
His Nephew Mark Schaffer will spread half of his ashes in the Atlantic (Folly Beach) and his daughter the other half in the Pacific similar to where his son’s ashes were spread.
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