Robert Edger

Obituary of Robert Edger

Age 67, passed away peacefully at the Robert Packer Hospital after a 3 year battle with cancer. Bob was born in Elmira, son of the late Robert F. Edger and Victoria (Edger) McGovern. He was also predeceased by his brother John Ilardi. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Mary Malnoske Edger; son and daughter-in-law, Jodi J. and Lorrie Edger of Elmira with children Reilly and Collin; daughter and son-in-law, Jessica E. and Jay Hillman of Elmira with son Colton; brothers and sister-in-law, Roger and Peggy Ilardi of Victor NY, Rick McGovern of Elmira and William Edger of Elmira; several nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and good friends. Bob was the patriarch of the Edger family and founded Edger Enterprises of Elmira in 1976. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Through hard work, fairness and compassion, he cared greatly for the community he lived in and never forgot where he came from. When Bob started in business, he deeply appreciated all those who helped him. He took great pride in the quality of every job he and his company were involved with. Bob valued strength and loyalty and showed his appreciation for these values as he gradually handed down the family business to his children. As his children took a larger role in the business and his family grew, he found joy in watching them succeed as he did. He enjoyed spending summers drinking beer at the lake with Mary, winters in Florida with his family, and nights at home with his cat, Benny. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., Elmira, on Saturday, December 23, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Bob with a donation to the Guthrie Cancer Center at Corning Hospital, 2 Guthrie Drive, Corning NY 14830. The Edger family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Brian Cassetta, who has been a lifelong friend and longtime doctor to Bob, for the wonderful care and support he has provided to Bob over the years.