Cecil W. Rapp, 90, formerly of 586 W. Corydon St., passed away Friday (July 12, 2013) at Bradford Manor.
Born July 30, 1922, in Bradford, he was the son of the late Clifford and Nettie Burley Rapp. On March 4, 1966, he married Dorothy Hogue Rapp, who died on June 20, 1998.
Mr. Rapp was a 1942 graduate of Bradford High School. On Sept. 15, 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy
. He served during World War II
as a ship cook. He was awarded the Medal of Honor
. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 5, 1946.
He had been employed at Butter Crust Bakery for 18 years, then Airco Speer for 13 years and retired from W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. as a shipping clerk.
Surviving are two daughters, Ceceil (Nick) M. Magoon of Bradford, and Marlene (Alan) A. Ackley of Myrtle Beach, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Ellen (Ben) Filippini of Stockton, Calif.; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, who died June 20, 1998; a brother, Richard A. Rapp; and two sisters, Dorothy Holsinger and Lillian Swanson.
Friends are invited to attend funeral and committal services at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., South Avenue, with the Rev. W. LeRoy Beckes, retired Presbyterian minister, officiating. After the service, the U.S. Navy will conduct military honors. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com