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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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Published in Daily Press from Jun. 1 to Jun. 2, 2011.
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June 9, 2011
David and Dena, I was so sad to hear of your Dad's passing. I have enjoyed exchanging a few notes with him during the past few years and will remember his bright smile and sense of humor. Hugs to you and your family as you celebrate his life and grieve your loss. With Love, Tracy
Tracy Carneal-Winegar
June 2, 2011
Had many conversations and heard some good stories with Ed as he would burn is mail in a 55 gallon barrel in the back yard. What a great person, and neighbor he was. Eds chrildren, you have our deepest sympathies, he will be missed greatly.
Earl Allen
June 2, 2011
i remember ed from our early days when he live on 21 st ed was lucky enough to have the big golf course out his front door he didn';t have to go far he will be mist by many
ed gwaltney
June 1, 2011
Dena, So Sorry to hear of your father's passing. I know he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Much love. God bless.
Kathryn Garrett Bridewell
June 1, 2011
Dena, My most heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Frances Lemons
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