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HARRY ZAPPE Former long-time Riverside, CA resident Harry Zappe died Aug. 20, 2016 in Bridgeport, CA. He was 86. Harry was born in Riverside on Jan. 6, 1930. His parents owned a farm at the corner of Madison Street and California Avenue. He graduated from Poly High School in 1948, and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951. He served in Korea until 1952, when he was wounded and received a purple heart. After he returned to Riverside, Harry began work with the U.S. Postal Service and was a letter carrier for 33 years. He was a Boy Scout leader for more than 10 years, and president of the Riverside Rose Society for three years. After he retired in 1989, Harry and his wife, Patti, moved to Bishop, CA, where he became an avid collector of antique tractors. He is survived by his three children, Daryl, Karen and Brent, and four grandchildren. Wife Patti died earlier this year. Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m., Sept. 9, 2016 at Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Park Foundation.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 4, 2016
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