Edward S. Saxton
Edward S. Saxton, age 90, passed away July 1, 2013 at home with his loving wife Sandra Shoemaker Saxton at his side.
Edward was born April 26, 1923 in Jersey City, NJ. He was the son of the late Lester and Henrietta Barth Saxton.
He lived in various places in New Jersey and attended Jersey City High School leaving at 16 to join the US Marines. He served his Country from 1939 to 1948 in China, Cuba, Guadal Canal and finally on Islands in the South Pacific during World War II. He was wounded and received two purple hearts. After the War he attended Cornell University where he received a Masters degree in Labor Management. Returning to New York City he worked in the printing industry, finally becoming the owner operator of Program Printing which did all the programs and other printed material for New York Racing Association. He worked in this field for 32 years. He was an excellent handicapper and after retirement continued to pursue his interest in the horses.
He married Sandra April 21, 1981 and they lived in Staten Island and Queens before retiring to Saratoga Springs. They were married 32 years and shared many happy loving times together.
He became a gourmet cook, coin collector, wood carver and grew roses. He became known for his unique jams and as the muffin man. He loved the opera and ballet and above all the NY Yankees.
Edward is survived by his wife, Sandra and two daughters, Valerie Rothschild (Stephen) and Maria Saxton. He also leaves behind three grandchildren Kim DeFrances (Michael), Stephen Rothschild (Meredith), Matthew Rothschild (Jackie) and four great grandchildren, Michael DeFrances, Matthew DeFrances, Abbey Rothschild and Jack Rothschild.
His extended family includes his sister-in-law and good friend Mary Shoemaker, niece Christina and great nieces, Katlynn and Alexis Lefebvre and a host of wonderful friends.
A Memorial Service will be held for Edward on Saturday July 13, 2013 at 1:30 PM, at the Presbyterian New England Congregational Church UCC Church at 24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs, NY.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Saratoga Springs Hospice, Eddy Visiting Nurse Association or a charity of your choice.
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