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Edward "Papa" Lovelace

Edward "Papa" Lovelace passed away at his home on June 12, 2013, at the age of 83, after a long battle with cancer. Ed was born on December 8, 1929 and grew up in Lompoc. He joined the Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. He married Mary (Orr) Lovelace and they proceeded to start their family in Long Beach, ending up with eight children. He retired after working 34 years at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. Ed loved spending time with his large family. He was also very involved in church activities. His passions included fishing and scroll sawing. He is survived by his sons, Jeff (Liz), Mark, Matt (Joan), Rich, Mitch, Bill (Sue) and Terry (Gabby); his daughter, Mary Jo; 22 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass and reception will be celebrated at11:00 a.m., on Friday, June 21, 2013 at St. Cornelius Church, located at 5500 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach, CA 90808. In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to the . Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on June 18, 2013
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