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Scott P. Edwards

May 4, 1990 ~ January 19, 2022 (age 31)

Obituary

Scott P. Edwards lost his battle with physical and mental pain at his home in Paoli, PA on January 19, 2022, at the age of 31.  He is survived by those who love him most: his beloved wife, Victoria, his children, Caffrey and Athena, his parents, Ted and Gina Edwards, his brother, Jason (Kelly) Edwards, his sister, Melissa (Nathan) Kocon, his brother, Jamie (Samantha) Edwards, his nephews, Andrew and Cooper Kocon, his mother-in-law, Patricia Perla, his father-in-law, Salvatore Perla, and his brother-in-law, Max Perla.  His extended family, many cousins, friends, and co-workers will miss him dearly.

Scott was born on May 4, 1990 and raised in Downingtown, PA.  Out of four children, he was the youngest, but the one with the biggest personality. From the early age of one, he learned how to talk, and never stopped. He could drum up a conversation with anyone and could sell you a brown paper bag for $10 even if you adamantly refused 5 times!  He always made strangers smile and always had a “zinger” ready.  There wasn’t a day he didn’t laugh.  When living in the Philippines for a short time, Scott was a favorite among the locals for his outgoing personality and his bright blond hair. They nicknamed him “Bombilya” - meaning lightbulb in Tagalog.

Scott was very adventurous and loved being outdoors.  Growing up, he spent a lot of time with his brothers doing crazy stunts on the tree swing, jumping on the trampoline, playing soccer, running, skiing and best of all, yard work with his Dad.  In 2007, at the age of 16, Scott suffered a spinal cord infarction, losing the ability to move the lower half of his body. Through determination and extreme willpower, Scott spent months doing intense therapy teaching his body how to move his legs again.  The outcome gave him the ability to walk very short distances with a cane, but otherwise, he was reliant on his wheelchair. He pushed through these very difficult months and graduated from Downingtown High School in 2008.

Scott and Victoria met at church and started spending more time together in 2006 as they both attended youth group. Their relationship grew through long car rides together having deep conversations, often speaking about what their futures would look like.  Their commitment to each other continued through the difficult years after Scott’s stroke.  Although attending different high schools, they were the definition of high school sweethearts.  Victoria gave Scott hope that they would have a future together full of love with the blessing of children.  They got engaged in 2011 and married that same year.

Scott chose a vocation perfectly suited to his personality: sales. He spent most of his career at Iron Mountain.  His focus was always to provide the best life for his wife and children.  His son, Caffrey, was born in 2013 and his daughter, Athena, in 2015.  He was a dedicated father who managed to spend time making beautiful memories with his children, in spite of his physical disabilities.  He loved and cherished his wife, Victoria.  Scott never missed an opportunity to demonstrate his love for Victoria.  Their love was deep and sincere, while also playful and affectionate. 

Since 2007, Scott never regained full control of his legs. He worked so hard to keep his body moving and active but suffered from pain every day.  Most people would not be able to deal with this level of pain for even a few days, but Scott lived with it for just short of 15 years.  On January 19th, the physical pain and depression proved to be too much.  Scott made the decision to end his suffering and took his own life.  We all know that he is now at peace.

The funeral service in honor of Scott will be held at Providence Church, 430 Hannum Ave, West Chester, PA 19380 at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 29, 2022.  The service will be streamed for those not able to attend in person. Please use either of these links to watch the service. https://youtube.com/c/ProvidenceChurch or https://boxcast.tv/view/cornerstone-memorial-service-499057

The family strongly prefers that donations be made to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in lieu of flowers. https://supporting.afsp.org/campaign/Scott-Edwards

Additionally, a GoFundMe fundraiser has been organized by Scott’s siblings to support Victoria, Caffrey, and Athena with their living expenses as they move into this new chapter of their lives. https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-victoria-caffrey-and-athena-edwards


Services

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 29, 2022

11:00 AM
Providence Church
430 Hannum Ave
West Chester, PA 19380

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