The Rev. Lynn Chester Edwards, Class of 1966, died on Monday, June 5, 2017, at the age 76. Beloved son of the late Chester and Eleanor M. (Cutler) Edwards; partner of Barry R. Horton, Father Edwards recently celebrated his 50th anniversary as a graduate of General as well as his ordination to the sacred order of Priests. Edwards had many years of faithful service to the Diocese of Pittsburgh, including membership on the Standing Committee and ministry at Christ Church, North Hills, All Saints in Brighton Heights, Good Shepherd Church, in Hazelwood, PA, St. Matthews of Homestead, PA, St. John's in Donora, and the Church of the Redeemer, in Squirrel Hill. He was Chaplain to the Progressive Episcopalians of Pittsburgh, co-founded the Shepherd Wellness Community in 1987, and was affiliated with Dignity, Pittsburgh.
Friends will be received Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home, 500 Greenfield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. The funeral will be Thursday, June 8 with Burial Service at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Pittsburgh at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, 325 Oliver Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or the General Theological Seminary, 440 W. 21st St., NY, NY 10011-2981 are requested.