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David W. Edgerton, retired truck driver, churchman

Dec. 24, 1935 – Oct. 1, 2016

David W. Edgerton, of Newfane, a retired truck driver and active churchman, died Saturday in Niagara Hospice Center, Lockport, of congestive heart failure. He was 80.

Born in the Town of Union, Broome County, he attended Binghamton schools. He was a truck driver for Ashland Oil Co. and for Ashland Chemical Co. in the Town of Tonawanda.

Mr. Edgerton was a deacon at the Yates Baptist Church in Lyndonville and a board member of the Odosagih Bible Conference at Lime Lake in Cattaraugus County.

A Wilson resident before he moved to Newfane in the mid-1980s, Mr. Edgerton played the musical saw for 40 years and performed with the Niagara Frontier Fiddle Club. He also entertained at church events.

He was an antique car collector and maintained an Italian Bugatti replica and a 1923 Model T Ford, which he showed at cruise nights. He also traveled to all 50 states and enjoyed stock car races and woodworking.

His first wife, Eleanor Berd Edgerton, died in 1985. He and Janice Marshall were married in 1986.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, David and Denley; three daughters, Wendy Bartz, Tammy Baldwin and Doreen Fagerheim; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Yates Baptist Church, 11365 E. Yates Center Road, Lyndonville, following visitation at 10 a.m.

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