John R. Edelberg, 88, formerly of Turtle Cove, died November 24, 2010 at his home in Lawrenceville, GA. He was born in Saranac Lake, NY. He was the fifth of five children born to Samuel and Mary Edelberg. He was an officer in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was stationed in the Pacific. He was on Tinian Island when the Enola Gay landed, enroute to Japan. He retired as Director of Safety for the Army?s Forces in Command. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joan A. Edelberg; daughter, Janett Edelberg, New York, NY; son, Arnold Edelberg, Port Douglas, Australia; son and daughter-in-law, David & Joy Edelberg, Dahlonega, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Katharine Muffy & Richard Magahey, Gainesville, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Julianne & Michael Oblas, Atlanta, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Mary & Jim Krall, Lawrenceville, GA and 9 grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on Friday, November 26, 2010 at 12:30pm at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 4:00pm at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. The family will receive friends starting at 3:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or on-line at www.diabetes.org. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.

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  1. What a pleasure to have been a small part of Mr. Edelberg’s life. He always had a great story to tell, a funny joke to share and he certainly enjoyed a good meal! My sympathies to his entire family.

  2. Good bye Jack from your rose bush and tree planting cousin. I will miss your good sence of humor but not when my mets play your braves in baseball though.Just one more time I would like to hear your good morning song.

  3. Julianne~ May God give you comfort during this time of mourning. You all are in my prayers and thoughts. Now he is no longer suffering and is telling all his stories and jokes up in heaven!! God Bless and if you need anything, please let me know…

  4. Our deepest Condolences to the entire Family. We know that he will be missed by many. But he is now in the hands and company our beloved in heaven.
    He will be in our prayers.

  5. Muffy…so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  6. I know today was a tough day for all of you. Remember all the good times with him today and always.

    I’m thinking about you.

  7. My condolences to everyone. I was so sad to hear of your Dad’s passing, but am certain that he is in a better place and enjoying a pain free existence. He will be dearly missed but will continue to live on in each of you and the many wonderful memories that he shared with you. Blessings on each of you as you reflect and celebrate the wonderful life that you shared with your Dad. Love, Christa, John and John Kendrick Holmes

  8. Thinking of you all in the time of your sorrow. Keep the faith and know that God knows best.With much love.

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