Posted June 16, 2009, at 7:38 p.m.

MOUNT VERNON – George R. Edwards, 72, died Monday, June 15, 2009, after a long illness. George began his career as a game warden in 1962, when he was stationed at Pittston Farm for several years before transferring to the Belgrade Lakes region. In 1977, he was the honored recipient of the Game Warden of the Year. He retired in 1985 after 23 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Maxine Edwards of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Rebecca Hooper of Vienna and Amy Edwards of New Vineyard; one brother, two sisters and two granddaughters. Expressions of condolence may be sent to the family at