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David G. Edens

March 22, 1928 ~ June 20, 2022 (age 94)


David Gilland Edens passed away on June 20, 2022, at the age of 94. Born in Lumberton, NC, he led a charmed life. In high school he was known as a prankster and class clown and had a wonderful sense of humor. He served in the occupation army of Japan, where he managed the officer’s club for non-commissioned officers. He attended Chapel Hill, and while there he met the stunningly beautiful Sandra in a Viennese pastry shop and 6 months later, they were married, and they were together for 69 and a ½ years. They had three children, with whom he was exceedingly patient. After working several years for Westinghouse, he returned to school and earned a PhD in Economics at the University of Virginia. He achieved Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut and later served as an economic advisor in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Sudan and Oman. Upon returning home, he went back to the classroom and taught economics at Eastern Connecticut State College. He was an active member of CLIR (Continued Learning in Retirement). He is survived by his wife Sandra Edens (née Jamieson), his son Christopher and wife Bakiye, his son James and wife Sandy, his daughter Patricia, his beloved dear dog Bella, grandchildren Genevieve and her partner Carson, Jocelyn, Dogacan, David, Robert and his wife Abigail, step-grandchildren Amanda and her husband Micael, Nicholas and Jonathan and great grandchildren Sylvia, Robert, Micael and Xavier. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sandy’s Tattered Tails Animal Sanctuary or a local animal rescue of your choice.

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