Nancy Tegger Edwards, 91, of Burnt Hills, NY, passed away at her residence in Acton, MA, on May 30, 2022, with family at her side.
Nancy was born on October 23, 1930, in Oak Park, Illinois, the daughter of Edith Wohl Tegger and Theodore Victor (TV) Tegger, She graduated from Oak Park River Forest High School (1948) and attended Grinnell College for two years, before transferring to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she earned her BA in Political Science (1952). In 1982, she earned her Masters of Public Administration from the State University of New York at Albany.
In her twenties, Nancy worked for the Social Security Administration and for the Leo Burnett advertising agency and spent a summer in Madison where she met her husband of 65 years, James E. Edwards. They married in Palo Alto, California, in 1956, where Nancy worked as a researcher at the Hoover Institute at Stanford. Nancy was a devoted mother to their two children, while remaining active in the Burnt Hills community, serving in the League of Women Voters’ and playing bridge in multiple clubs, including a group of close friends for 50 years! Nancy was a superb bridge player, taking pride in her frequent appearances in the paper’s bridge column.
With her children grown, Nancy worked at the Schenectady Public Library for several years, before becoming an administrator in Union College’s foreign languages department, where she coordinated travel abroad programs. Nancy’s love of travel took her all over the world with her husband, exploring more She took trips to England and Hungary to research her family genealogy and organized a family reunion in 2001 to share her discoveries. Nancy and Jim also rented a condo in Siesta Key Spring was figure skating show, where the girls delighted in her beautifully decorated home and holiday traditions. dance recital, and graduation season, and Nancy attended every milestone she could.
Nancy is survived by her beloved husband James; her daughter Susan Edwards Richmond (James Richmond) and their daughters Elana Richmond and Sonia Richmond; and by her son Jeffrey Edwards (Nancy Edwards) and their children: Amy Parker (Andrew Parker and family), Kristine Dingman (Michael Dingman and family), Mathew Salerno (Sara Salerno and family), and Mary Salerno. She also leaves her sister Judith Tegger Kildow (Alfred Kildow) and their children Meredith Kildow Faeth (Matteo Faeth and family), Kelly Kildow, and Renee Kildow.
Friends and relatives are welcomed to the Glenridge Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Rd. On Wednesday, July 13th from 4 pm to 6 pm Committal Service at Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National will be held next day, Thursday, July 14th. Please arrive at cemetery front office by 11:25 am, the funeral director will organize vehicles for procession into cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Alzheimer’s Association, Cure Alzeheimer’s Fund, or another cherished charity.
Published by The Daily Gazette Co. on Jun. 30, 2022.