Marci Muller -
Edgar, formerly with Cameron Community Ministries and most recently with Foodlink, was an incredibly energetic, passionate and committed member of the Rochester community. This past fall, while he was in between jobs, Edgar, who was a CCE Monroe Board of Directors member, left our board to become a temporary employee and help me finish out the season on our educational farm, supervising our GROWS participants. For two months I got to work with Edgar all day. We had some very heavy discussions about how to help improve at least some of the issues plaguing our young adults, but we also had a lot of laughs. Edgar was up for any task, no matter how dirty or physically taxing, while mentoring our GROWS team as the program came to an end for 2022. He referred to himself as a ‘city boy who took a shine to growing food’ and was like a sponge, soaking up as much information as he could. He was sure that urban ag was an important component of improving life in the city. As soon as he left our employ and moved on to Foodlink, Edgar transitioned back to serving on our Board of Directors, with the same passion and energy that he put into everything he did.
Laurencé Walker –
I first met Edgar at the CCE Monroe annual meeting in 2021. We discussed ways to include nutrition classes and resources for the Cameron Ministries community. During the planning process Edgar was so excited to have us be a part of their workshops. He always brought fun and new exciting ideas to the table. When our nutrition classes finally started, Edgar showed up to every single class and helped in any way he could. Whether it be setting up tables, promoting flyers, or assisting in PowerPoints. He was always more than willing to jump in and help with whatever had to be done. That is something I will always remember about Edgar. How caring, compassionate, selfless, and generous of a person he was to everyone. He would always uplift and encourage those around him. I will miss his kind gentle presence and energetic radiant personality. It was a blessing to know Edgar and he will be dearly missed.
Last updated April 19, 2023