Edward L. Velie
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POUGHKEEPSIE - Edward L. Velie, 73, passed away February 19, 2014 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. He was born in Poughkeepsie on June 7, 1940 to Orville G. and Alyce V. Traver Velie. On May 11, 1968 he married Anna Voulgaris in Poughkeepsie, NY. She survives him at home. Edward served in the US Navy on the USS Kitty Hawk during the Cuban Missile Crisis and was a Viet Nam era veteran. He received his Masters Degree in Theology from the School of Bible Theology in San Jacinto, CA. He was a Corrections Officer at Dutchess County Jail in Poughkeepsie. Edward was a member of the Hudson Valley Sportsmen Assoc., lifetime member of N.R.A. and alumnus of Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed photography and target shooting and was a gunsmith. Edward was a handy-man and could fix or build anything. Along with his wife, he is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Kelly & Jonathan Greene of Pleasant Valley, NY; daughter Kacie Velie of LosAngeles, CA; grandson Samuel; niece Chrystal (Sean) Lyons and several more nieces & nephews. Grandpuppies include: Isobel, Griffin, Gunther, Gracie, Murdock and Hannible. He was predeceased by his sister Sharon Baird. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 2:00 - 6:00pm at Wm. G. Miller & Son Funeral Home Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. A service will be held on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 10:00am in the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to American
, 301 Manchester Rd, Ste. 105, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. If you would like to leave an online condolence please visit www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com
William G Miller & Son Funeral Home Inc
371 Hooker Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23, 2014