Edward Walter Kaping
Died 2/27/2014. Native of California, Ed graduated from Holy Cross High School in 1948. He is survived by his wife, Mary, of 61 years who resides in Talent Oregon; 4 children: Tim (Susan) of Tucson AZ, Michael (Nina) of Aptos CA, Valerie of Talent OR, Nancy (Joe) of Brightwood OR; grandson Brent Kaping (Malissa) of Felton CA, granddaughter Gail Ann Perkins (James ) of Campbell CA; 3 great-grand children; brother Bill of Santa Cruz, CA and sister Bette of Tucson, Arizona. He served in the US Navy
for 4 years, was stationed in Alameda, CA, and served in Korean War
. He was a much respected, long-time roofing contractor, owning his own business in Santa Cruz, CA. In his later years he enjoyed traveling with his wife in their RV throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Australia. The family requests that memorial gifts be sent to Hospice of Santa Cruz County.