Lasting Memories

David Leon Edney
May 7, 1960-Feb. 13, 2016
Livermore/Arnold, CA

Submitted by Graham-Hitch Mortuary

David Leon Edney Resident of Livermore/Arnold, CA May 7, 1960 – February 13, 2016 Dave was born in Needham, MA. He graduated from Amador Valley High School in 1978. David served in the U.S. Coast Guard and the Reserves. Dave is survived by his wife, Nancy Schoendienst Edney, his parents, M. Carol and John W. Edney, his two children, Nathan and Audrey Edney, his granddaughter Miss Marley Maddison Edney, sisters, Diane Mack (John), Dave’s twin and Joanna Martinez (Joseph), brothers, Keith (Heather), Jack (Laura) , Bud (Lisa). Dave embodied selfless service, concern, and actual care for the environment. He cared about all the things most people don't want to discuss. He thought through his ways and invested in people; and it showed. He taught perseverance with passion and concern. He exemplified a humble leader who was able to have a great part in many lives. Dave will be remembered for his tremendous work ethic, his positive attitude and his willingness to do anything to help a friend. Dave was an extreme endurance athlete who completely embodied the great outdoor lifestyle. Dave was a member of the Arnold RIM Trail Association Steering Committee and active with the Bear Valley Fire Department and the Bear Valley Search and Rescue. Family and Friends are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 12:00 noon at the Graham Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First Street, Pleasanton, CA In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Arnold Rim Trail Association, P.O. Box 441, Arnold Ca. 95223 (Web address ‐ or just do the right thing as Dave would do. (#WWDD) He was loved by many and will be missed by all.

From Stacey
April 21, 2016

Papa and his Princess from Easter two years ago. He would go anywhere she would be.

From Shelly
April 4, 2016

Broken Chain We little knew that morning God was to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone. For part of us went with you The day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you, You are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again. Not, How Did He Die, But How Did He Live? Not how did he die, but how did he live? Not what did he gain, but what did he give? These are the units to measure the worth Of a man as a man, regardless of birth. Not, what was his church, nor what was his creed? But had he befriended those really in need? Was he ever ready, with word of good cheer, To bring back a smile, to banish a tear? Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say, But how many were sorry when he passed away.