Elliott Edwards, age 58, of Medway. Teacher and practitioner of martial and spiritual arts, passed away Friday, Nov 6, 2009 after a long battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Robert and Katherine (Ford) Edwards.
Elliott studied writing and literature at UMass-Boston. He was a staunch anti-Vietnam war activist and a proud environmentalist.
He worked as a journalist on Cape Cod, reporting on environmental issues, before turning to martial arts under the tutelage of the late Master Norman Armstrong.
Elliott taught and practiced karate, taiji and qigong, a lifelong scholar who gave freely of his learning, teaching the young and old in equal measure. He was a student of photography and a poet as well as a scholar of American literature and Chinese traditional medicine.
A civil war buff, he participated in reenactments with the 22nd Mass. Volunteer Regiment.
He is survived by his long-time companion, Linda Resner of Medway, his brother Bobby Edwards of Florida, devoted students and friends, and his cat, Marley, who loves to see the world in odd new ways, just as Elliott did.
Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Camillus Health Center, 447 Hill St., Whitinsville, MA 01588.