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Edward R. Harvey
  • Passed away on May 23, 2022

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Edward R. Harvey, World War II veteran, age 95 and a half, died on May 23, 2022, with his beloved Cheryl V. Coco by his side.  Mr. Harvey had a notable career as a Civil Engineer, designing many well-known bridges among his many accomplishments.

Edward was married to Veda Morgan, and they loved their daughter Nancy Boulifard. After Veda’s passing, Edward married Valerie D. Seigle in May, 1985 and they traveled extensively before settling in The Villages, FL. Valerie joined her son Curtis Cedric Seigle and grandson Cedric Lamar Coco in Heaven in September 2010.

Edward was a prolific writer and poet. Called the Limerick King by many in the Villages Poetry Workshop, he enjoyed sharing his sense of humor in rhyme. Edward authored many books of stories and poetry, a novel and several instructional books.  Edward and Cheryl shared their writing with others through The Villages Daily Sun Newspaper and other publications.

In 2017 Edward went on an Honor Flight and found it to be a life-changing experience. He felt that finally he was recognized and welcomed for his service in the US Army where he served in Germany. He was a true patriot who loved and fought for America.


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  1. Cheryl V. Coco says:
    26 Jun 2022
    It has been a month since Edward went through the gates of heaven. It has seemed more than a year, and I still cannot get used to him not being here. We had a wonderful life together. I cherished every moment and I cherish every remembrance. Edward was the best of everything…. The best partner, the best dad, the best poet, I was going to say the best poker player but he was not. But we had a lot of fun playing with him, and taking all of his pennies. I miss him terribly.

  2. Cheryl V. Coco posted an image:
    16 Jun 2022
    Edward at home. We were putting puzzles together that day. He was great with puzzles of every type.
    Edward at home. We were putting puzzles together that day. He was great with puzzles of every type.

  3. Christy Pruitt says:
    15 Jun 2022
    I’m so happy that we got to spend time with him last July for his 1/2 birthday, Cheryl and Edward both have brought my family so many new traditions with reading their poems during Christmas. We may not be family by blood, but both are a true part of my family and love you both. Rest In Peace Edward you are truly missed! Prayers for my sweet Cheryl may you have comfort and hugs from afar and know you are loved and thought about daily!

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    26 May 2022
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  7. Carla Butcher says:
    26 May 2022
    Edward was such an incredibly sweet man. I always loved how Valerie always called him “my Edward”. It was so joyous to celebrate his birthday a few years ago in Atlanta. He had a very long, beautiful life and will certainly be missed. May his memory be a blessing. ❤️

  8. Lloyd Miner says:
    26 May 2022
    What an honor it was to know Edward. He was a patriot and proud of it! His love of poetry was unsurpassed in my mind. I always loved reading his writings. If he wasn't writing he was working on a crossword puzzle. His sense of humor was right in line with mine! Even though I did not know all of his family, I could tell that he loved them dearly. He was a great listener and always the gentleman.
    May you rest in peace my friend!

  9. Nancy Boulifard says:
    26 May 2022
    Dad, I will miss our calls on Sundays and the fact that I never had anything new to tell you. I will miss kissing the dogs for you. Most of all I will just miss you. I will cherish all my memories of you and of all the times we shared. May you have a peaceful rest until we meet again. I will always love you.

  10. Carol & Steve Shusman says:
    25 May 2022
    We met Edward several years ago and considered it a privilege to know him. He always wore his military cap proud of his service whenever he was in our company. His writings were amazing, and he always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face. He will be surely missed by family, friends and fellow military men and women and I am sure we all thanked him for his service and his friendship before he was called to join his family that went before him. May he rest in peace, and may family share his stories of his life with future generations.

  11. Cheryl V. Coco says:
    25 May 2022
    Edward is missed beyond my wildest dreams. I search our home but he’s not here. I listen for his voice but I don’t hear it. I loved him and I still feel it.

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