Daytona Beach, FL: Edward George Mercincavage, 77, loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to many, went suddenly to be with the Lord on January 27, 2017. Edward was born in Pittston, PA to Charles and Julia Mercincavage and lived in Binghamton NY, Syracuse NY, and Daytona Beach FL for most of his life. Edward was a member of the US Army and Army Reserves and loved to remind everyone that he had achieved “soldier of the month, two months in a row”. An active participant in local politics, Edward was instrumental in the founding and development of Otsiningo Park in Binghamton, NY. He attended Oklahoma University and graduated from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY with a bachelor of science. Edward went on to earn his master’s degree in accounting from SUNY Binghamton. He made his start as a small business owner in Owego, NY and proceeded to work at GE and Lockheed Martin for most of his career. He was especially proud of playing a part in the development of the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. Edward deeply loved his family and always conveyed a joviality and gentle bravado that was both manly and endearing. Athletic all his life, he enjoyed many sports, and most of all, golf. His passion for golf and family were merged when he and his brother Bob founded the ‘Big M’ golf open, which has brought family and friends together for 38 years running. His laughter, corny jokes, and loving bear hugs will be greatly missed. He loved to dance and teased his grandchildren constantly with his favorite song, She Wears Red Feathers (And a Huly-Huly Skirt) by Guy Mitchell. He was a man of many talents, and he had a passion for geology, fishing, reading, and baking chocolate cake and key lime pie. Edward is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Mercincavage, whom he loved dearly; his children and their spouses, David Mercincavage, Debra and Zachary Melita, Michael and Gabriella Mercincavage; grandchildren and their spouses, Christopher and Ani Mercincavage, Amy and Jonas Erickson, Peter and Bethany Mercincavage, Nathaniel Mercincavage, Isaac Mercincavage, Nicholas Melita, Joshua Melita, Cameron Melita, Anne-Marie Mercincavage, Christina Mercincavage, Alyssa Mercincavage; great-grandchildren, Brayden Erickson, Logan Erickson, and Maximilian Mercincavage; brothers and their wives, C. Michael Mercincavage and Joyce Mercincavage, George and Mary Mercincavage, and Bob and Pat Mercincavage; and many nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held at 12:30 on Monday, February 6, 2017 at the Ernest H. Parsons Funeral Home 71 Main Street, Binghamton, NY with Pastor David Murphy officiating. Burial will follow at Vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm Monday February 6, 2017 at the funeral home. Please visit ParsonsFuneral.com to offer your condolences.