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06/01/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Ed Rappold

 Edwin W. Rappold
(d. 29 May 2011)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1940

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Wednesday morning.     Ed Rappold, Class of @ 1940, passed away in Williamsburg on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at the age of 88. 

From the Daily Press - 06/01/11:

                        Edwin W. Rappold
      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 Rappold

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 the Daily Press from June 1 to June 2, 2011.
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June 01, 2011

Dena, My most heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

~ Frances Lemons

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Rappold family and their friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me

Words by Edward Hopper

Music by John E. Gould, 1871

Jesus Savior, pilot me over life's tempestuous sea;
Unknown waves before me roll, hiding rock and treacherous shoal;
Chart and compass came from Thee; Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

As a mother stills her child, Thou canst hush the ocean wild;
Boisterous waves obey Thy will, when Thou say'st to them "Be still!"
Wondrous Sov'reign of the sea, Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

When at last I near the shore and the fearful breakers roar,
'Twixt me and the peaceful rest; then, while leaning on Thy breast,
May I hear Thee say to me, "Fear not, I will pilot thee."

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