Edgar Arthur Holden Wynkoop, 69 of Plainville, passed away peacefully on Monday March 7, 2022, following a hard fought battle with cancer. He was the husband of Kathie (Fallis) Wynkoop, with whom he shared more than 30 years of love, laughter, and world travels.
Born in New Britain on July 22, 1952, he was one of four children to the late John and Margaret (Holden) Wynkoop. Raised and educated in Plainville, Edgar went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Connecticut. He retired in 2021 from the State of Connecticut after 32 years of dedicated service. It was at the Department of Transportation where he met his best friend and soulmate Kathie, whom he married in 1993, settling in Plainville where they raised their children. Edgar was a devoted father to his daughter and two sons, each who share in his passion for music, sports, and service to their communities. A loyal member of the Plainville Fire Department for 41 years he served in various capacities including Lieutenant, Captain and Second Assistant Chief and was the much appreciated Company Parliamentarian. Additionally, Edgar was elected to the Plainville Town Council in 1979, serving for four years in two consecutive terms. A former saxophonist, he was known to play at local establishments with the Inner City Exchange and New Vintage jazz bands. Edgar had a love for the beach, finding enjoyment in flying kites, and went on many fun-filled vacations, where he would inevitably run into someone he knew, or would meet a new acquaintance with his outgoing personality and quick wit. Gone too soon but not soon forgotten, Edgar touched the lives of many and leaves a legacy of love, dedication, and kindheartedness.
In addition to his wife Kathie, he leaves his daughter, Moriah Shinaid Wynkoop; his sons, Edgar Joseph “E.J.” Wynkoop and Alex Holden Wynkoop; his sisters, Margaret “Piji” Musgrove and Sharon Wynkoop Corlette; his sister-in-law, Barbara Germain and her husband John; his nephews, Derek Musgrove, his wife Shelly and their two sons; his niece Taura Musgrove; his nephew and Godson Jason Corlette and his wife Karie; his Godchildren, Scott Wentworth and Harley Leigh Jackson; along with his brother firefighters, many dear friends, and his faithful companion “Rocco”. He was predeceased by his brother Sidney Wynkoop.
In lieu of flowers, Edgar may be remembered with contributions to a fund that has been established to benefit his children at the Liberty Bank, 48 East St. Plainville, CT 06062.
Family and friend may gather in celebration of Edgar’s life on Saturday March 12, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St Plainville. Words of remembrance will be shared at 2:00 p.m. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit Edgar’s tribute page at www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com
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