1914 4th Street. Marysville, WA 98270

Frederick David Edgar June 9, 1941 - June 10, 2023

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.




  1. Mark Schletty and Jan Laskey says

    Condolences to all of Freddy’s family. Freddy quickly became a good friend in Seattle. We miss him and his stories. Freddy told Mark that he would gladly have him as his partner on the streets of Manhattan. Mark is very proud of that. Rest in peace my friend.

  2. Nicole Edgar says

    Our condolences to ALL the people that new and cared for Freddy . A special thank you to his daughter and family for their patience and care. May all suffering and stress be replaced with peace. May all sorrows be replaced with positive memories and his spirit be uplifted to the heavens with other loved ones who have passed.

    We love you brother and uncle. May your spirit shine in heaven playing billiards and entertaining ALL in heaven with your magic tricks.

  3. Tracy Watson says

    A big Thank You to the staff of Heritage Court for taking such good care of Freddy in his final months.

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