Kevin C. Edwards (Sensei) passed away on July 9, 2013 in St. Helena at the age of 63. He leaves behind his loving family; sister, Karen Koelling (Floyd) of Fairfield; brother, Keith Edwards of Addy, Washington; nieces and nephews, Denise & Greg Ibsen and their daughters Gabby and Jaydra of Colorado,
Dan & Shirley Koelling of Fairfield and their son DJ who is currently active duty Air Force in Mississippi,
Brian & Rachel Koelling and daughter Brooke of Vacaville, and Brad & Amarissa Koelling and son Wade Fremont. He also leaves his aunt and uncle, Robert & Julie Edwards of Santa Cruz and Diana Munk of Washington; cousins Bob McGowan, Phyllis Horton, and Loraine Lawyer. He was loved by many everywhere and had his own adopted family members in Lake County as well. He will be missed by all.
Kevin was born in New London, Connecticut and graduated from San Mateo High in 1969 then later attended San Jose State and received his AA. He was a Vietnam Veteran and received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Purple Heart and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. In his life he wore many hats, soldier, LVN, Acupressure specialist, Engine Mechanic, and Social Worker for Clearlake Social Services however his heart was in his Tae Kwon Do classes. He enjoyed his martial arts and taught baton to the police department of San Jose, CA and then started his own school in Clearlake when he moved there around 1989.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 10:00 am at Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel, Lower Lake. Inurnment will be private.