ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The following obituary was published today in the Asbury Park Press.
AGE: 88 • Atlantic Highland
Leonard E. Edwards, Jr., age 88, of Atlantic Highlands, NJ, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2012 at his residence in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. Born in South Kingston, RI. he resided in Rhode Island before moving to Atlantic Highlands, NJ in 1961. Mr. Edwards was the Proprietor of the Atlantic Cinema 5, Atlantic Highland for the past 51 yrs. He was also a partner in a Real Estate Holding Co., Atlantic Highlands for 16 yrs. In 1989 he retired as a Vice Pres. of General Cinema, New Brunswick, NJ after 25 yrs. of service and also worked in theatre management for several major movie theatre companies in New York & New Jersey. He was a member of the Atl. Highlands Lions Club, the American Legion Post #141, Atl. Highlands, Atl. Highlands Chamber of Commerce, member & supporter of the Atl. Highlands Arts Council and a former member of the Board of Director of Portland Pointe and a veteran of WWII serving as a medic in the US Army at Pearl Harbor.
Survived by his son Brian Edwards, Richmond, RI; niece Robin Hosmer, Rhode Island. Pre-deceased by his parents Leonard & Hilda Edwards; brother Larry Edwards and sisters Carolyn E. Borgess & Florence Hosmer.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 10 AM from Posten's Funeral Home, 59 E. Lincoln Ave. at Central Ave., Atlantic Highlands, NJ with the Rev. Henry Davis officiating. Relatives & friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Tuesday, 2-4 & 6-9 PM. Entombment Fair View Mausoleum, Middletown, NJ.