Longtime educator and former member of the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center Governing Board, Fred Edgington, of Manchester, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020, at the age of 84.
Edgington was born in 1936 and graduated
from West Union High School, in Adams County, Ohio, in 1954. He received his Bachelor
of Science Degree from Wilmington College, and his Master’s Degree from
Morehead State University. In 1957, he married Carol Frame, and they were
blessed with two children. His 36-year teaching career began in 1958, and
proudly included teaching, coaching, and guidance counselor at Manchester High
Edgington joined the ESC
Governing Board in 2006, and announced his resignation on June 27, 2019. His
service was recognized by the board during its July 2019 meeting with a
unanimously-approved Resolution of Appreciation.
“In recognition and appreciation,
the board would like to thank Mr. Fred Edgington for his dedicated service and
commitment to the governing board and local school districts from January 2006
to June 2019,” said ESC Board Chairman Dr. Paul Crabtree in 2019, reading from
Edgington passed away on Sunday,
June 7, 2020, at Adams County Regional Medical Center.
“Mr. Edgington was one of the
most caring people I have ever met. He always saw the good in people and
celebrated everyone. As a board member he took his role seriously. He was
always prepared for meetings and added questions or comments for the purpose of
helping our agency succeed,” said ESC Superintendent Sandy Mers. “As a former
Manchester teacher, administrator, and coach he wanted the best for his school
even in his retirement. Mr. Edgington was a man of integrity, a Christian,
and a mentor to so many. He will truly be missed.”
Visitation services are scheduled
for 4-8 p.m., on Thursday, June 11, at the Manchester High School Gymnasium,
with social distancing precautions being observed. The funeral will be at 1
p.m. on Friday, June 12, at New Beginnings Church in Manchester.
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