DARRAH, Edward F., age 80, of Brooksville, FL died Monday, September 16, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Earth lost a great man, but Heaven gained a precious one. Ed was a loving and devoted husband, dad and pappy. Family was everything to him and he was happiest when surrounded by his wife, children, and grand- children. He was born in Doylestown, PA and came to the area 11 years ago from Coudersport, PA. He was the owner of a pool maintenance company and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Darrah was a member of the Anchor Baptist Church and the Cloverleaf Veterans Association. He loved reading, fishing, the outdoors and spending time with his grand-children. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Catherine Priscilla Darrah of Brooksville, FL; son Grant (Janice) Darrah; daughters, Christine (Warren) Keller, Peggy (Dusty) Phillips, Dolly (Warren) Whittaker; sister, Mary Serratore; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Interment will be at 1:30pm Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00pm, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at the Anchor Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Anchor Baptist Church.
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Published in TBO.com on Sept. 18, 2013