Dr. Lawrence Edmonson

Obituary of Dr. Lawrence Edmonson

Lawrence Davis Edmonson, 96, passed away of natural causes in his home on September 27, 2017. He died peacefully, with family present after living in his lovely home on 33 beautiful acres in Schwenksville, PA, for 46 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elinor (Mann), who passed away January 1, 2016.


Larry was born to Otis and Lura (Davis) Edmonson in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1920. He had one brother, the late Milton Boone Edmonson. He served his country, entering the Army Air Corps in 1944 and became a C-46 pilot, flying supplies and injured soldiers to and from India and Burma to China over the Himalayas. These brave pilots became known as Hump Pilots.


He returned from the war to marry Elinor Mann of St. Joseph, Missouri, finished his EdD in psychology at the University of Missouri, and went on to spend most of his career as a consultant to business. He and Elinor are survived by their two children, Carol Edmonson Marciniszyn and James Milton

Edmonson, grandchildren Julian James Kuleck, John Otis Edmonson and Patricia Edmonson Ferringer and great-grandchildren Aiden Willoughby Edmonson and Greta Edmonson Ferringer.


Larry never lost his love of flying, later owning his own plane that he used to fly to work from his own airstrip, Yarrow airport, and flying until he was 89. He became known as a maker of fine wines. Larry touched many with his ability to offer sage advice in times of need and provide meaningful career guidance. He will be remembered and missed by many.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service at 11 Am on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Central Schwenkfelder Church, 2111 Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, PA, where the family will begin receiving friends at 10:30. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.rlwilliamsfuneralhome.com