William (Bill) Ewell Edmondson Sr. of Pittsburgh, Pa. and formerly of Trenton, N.J., died on August 19. He was 91.

He was the beloved husband of Rose Dingle Edmondson for 63 years until her death in 2014.

Bill was born on July 7, 1931 in Halifax, Va. to the late Elisha and Elizabeth Edmondson. He earned his bachelor of arts in 1951 from Hampton University, where he was a member of the swim team. He was accepted to the Omega Psi Phi fraternity in 1950.

After marrying Rose, his college sweetheart, the family moved to Trenton, where they raised their children while Bill worked in various management positions at U.S. Steel in Fairless Hills, Pa. They later moved to Pittsburgh, where Bill was corporate manager of equal employment opportunity and labor relations for United States Steel Corporation.

Throughout his life, he was active with Omega Psi Phi fraternity in various activities and roles, including serving on the board of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Federal Credit Union.

Bill loved traveling the world with Rose but especially enjoyed spending summers at their home in Oak Bluffs, where he golfed, swam, boated and fished. He was an avid reader and enjoyed plays, jazz concerts and other cultural events.

He is survived by his and Rose’s children: Dona Edmondson of La Place, La., William Edmondson Jr, of New Carrollton, Md., Dr. Jean Harvey of Concord, N,C,, Teresa Edmondson of Washington, D.C., and Shirley Edmondson of Santa Fe, N.M. He was also the proud grandfather of grandchildren Jennifer Lowery and her husband Tony, Phillip, Ariel, Rashida, Nia, Erika, William 3rd and Rodney. He was great-grandfather of Jacob, Zenani, Serena and London and two great-grandsons Michael and Jordan.

He is also survived by his sister, Marian Brazzeil of Mansfield, Conn; a close first cousin, Sally Creuzot of Houston, Tex.; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He was predeceased by his sisters Sue Alice, Grace, Elizabeth, Mayme and Lola.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Ararat Community Activity Center in Pittsburgh.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation at pcf.org.

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