WILLIAMSBURG - Edwin W. Rappold, 88, died peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Sunday, May 29, 2011, in Williamsburg,Va.
Edwin is survived by his two sons, Edwin Zellers and his wife, Shirley of Hampton, Va., Dave Rappold and his wife, Brenda of Providence Forge, Va.; his daughter, Dena Gray and her husband, Eddie Gray of Spotsylvania, Va.; a proud grandfather of Tiffany Gray of Spotsylvania, Va., and Briana Rappold of Providence Forge, Va.; and great-granddaughter, Tyla Gray of Spotsylvania, Va.
Ed resided in Williamsburg, Va. He graduated from Newport News High School and apprenticed at the Newport News Shipbuilding and DryDock Company, where he was captain of the apprentice school golf team. He served in the Navy, as a machinist mate third class, during World War II on the U.S.S. Canberra CA-70. He was given an honorable discharge on Nov. 6, 1945.
After retiring, Ed continued to be the avid golfer, meeting new people on the golf course and educating them on how to play the game. He loved sharing his golfing knowledge whether it was how to hold the golf club correctly or how to construct the perfect golf club.
Being on the water was his favorite past time. He loved to fish and spent many hours on the York River with his family. Whether it was finding oysters or walking in the shallows of the river looking for soft crabs, the family was always there learning from him and his expertise.
A visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Bucktrout Funeral home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 22188. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Williamsburg Memorial Park, 130 King William Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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