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POQUOSON - Edward "Ed" Joseph Kehoe, 88, a native of North Braddock, PA., and Poquoson resident for 41 years, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. He began working in a drug store at age 16, and joined the Navy after high school and served in the Pacific Theater during WWII. After his Navy service he enrolled in the Duquesne School of Pharmacy and graduated in 1951. Ed worked for Peoples Drug Store, during which time he relocated from Youngstown, Ohio, to Poquoson, and continued working for Drug Fair, Gray Drug and retired with Rite Aid in 1996. Upon moving to Poquoson in 1973 Ed became active in youth football and Little League baseball. He was a founding member of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church; a lifetime member of the American Legion; and Past President of Eastern Ohio Pharmacists Association. He enjoyed working in his garden, traveling, and loved reading, a good laugh, and living in Poquoson. Ed was preceded in death by his parents,Thomas and Harriet Kehoe; two sons, Eddie Joe and Pat Kehoe; one brother, Thomas; and three sisters, Grace, Harriet and Mary. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Mary "Rita" Kehoe; four sons, Brian Kehoe and wife Elaine of Poquoson, Michael Kehoe and wife Jacqui of Yorktown, Dan Kehoe of Poquoson, and Tim Kehoe and wife Jennifer of Fort Lewis-McChord, WA.; nine grandchildren, Tara, Allison, Noreen, Mac, Emmy, Katie, Taylor, Hailey, and Jason; and two great-grandchildren, Andrea and Christopher. The family will receive friends Friday, July 25, 7:00-8:30 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at his home. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, July 26, 10:30 AM, at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church by Father Charles J. Faul, followed by military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Building Fund, 3800 Big Bethel Rd., Yorktown, VA. 23693, Poquoson Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2099, Poquoson, VA. 23662, or the , 11835 Canon Blvd. Ste. A 102, Newport News, VA., 23606. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com . "He was a devoted and supportive husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Bruce Booth, Miriam, Olivia and others at Virginia Oncology. Also special thanks to Medi Home Health and Hospice, and Home Helpers."
Published in Daily Press on July 22, 2014
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