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Edna J. La­vandier, 96, passed away peace­fully with fam­ily and friends by her side, on Au­gust 3, 2017 at Wuesthoff Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Mel­bourne. Edna, an only child, was born in

New York City. Fol­low­ing her mother’s death, she was raised by her grand­mother.

She mar­ried

Amos La­vandier. In the early years of their mar­riage, Edna and Amos resided in Thorn­wood, Westchester County, New York, and then in 1977 re­lo­cated to Mel­bourne Beach. Edna had a bril­liant mind, es­pe­cially for num­bers. At 21 years of age, Edna com­pleted her Mas­ter’s De­gree in En­gi­neer­ing, ma­jor­ing in physics and math­e­mat­ics. Fol­low­ing her stud­ies, she was em­ployed as a re­searcher with RCA in New Jersey for sev­eral years. In the late 1940s, she joined Union Car­bide and even­tu­ally be­came head of their Cor­po­rate In­for­ma­tion Cen­ter in New York, re­spond­ing to in­for­ma­tion re­quests world­wide re­gard­ing Union Car­bide and its prod­ucts. Fol­low­ing Amos’s death in 1999, Edna vol­un­teered for al­most 40,000 hours with the hos­pi­tal aux­il­iary of Health First’s Holmes Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Mel­bourne. She served as a wait­ing rooms co­or­di­na­tor, trea­surer and vi­cepres­i­dent of the aux­il­iary and re­ceived the 2014 Space Coast Hu­man­i­tar­ian Award. Edna also loved her beach­front con­do­minium and served in var­i­ous ca­pac­i­ties, in­clud­ing board mem­ber, trea­surer, sec­re­tary, and pres­i­dent with the South Shores Ocean­side Con­do­minium As­so­ci­a­tion. She en­joyed Turner Clas­sic movies, game shows, and was an avid sports fan; es­pe­cially foot­ball and her Dal­las Cow­boys. Edna was a great lis­tener, had a warm smile for ev­ery­one, and was a won­der­ful friend, neigh­bor, and men­tor. She was dearly loved and will be sadly missed by her many nieces and neph­ews, and nu­mer­ous friends and co-vol­un­teers. No vis­it­ing by re­quest. Mass to take place on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 16, 2017 at 2 p.m., from St. James Catholic Church, Ge­orge­town. Edna will be laid to rest next to her late hus­band Amos, in the Parish Ceme­tery, fol­low­ing the Mass.

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