Edwin J. Rapholz, 85, of 326 N. California Ave., Watertown, passed September 21, 2013 at his home.
He was born on June 18, 1928 in Cape Vincent, son of Edwin Rapholz and Annis Fisher.
Mr. Rapholz attended school in Cape Vincent. He entered the Navy in 1945 at the age of 17 and was honorably discharged in 1948.
He worked for L.A. Moore as an exterminator for over thirty years, retiring in the late 1980’s.
He married Shirley Gilbo on November 18, 1956 in Pennsylvania. She passed in 2006.
He enjoyed spending many summers at his cottage in Chaumont, boating, fishing and hunting.
Among his survivors are three sons, Edwin C. Rapholz, VT, Richard L. “Rick” Rapholz, Adams, Robert Rapholz, Watertown; two daughter’s and their husbands, Deborah L. and Michael G. Bellinger, Loraine, NY, Barbara A. and David M. Tankersley, N. Syracuse; a brother, Thomas Rapholz, Watertown; a sister, Marjorie Facey, Watertown; 6 grandchildren, Travis Abbott, Lauren Sams, Crystal Sorensen, Ronni Granger, Nicole Crumb, Katelyn Howard; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A daughter, Karen Navarra and 12 brothers and sisters all passed before him.
Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.25, at the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home.
The funeral service will follow calling hours on Weds., 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at hartandbrucefh.com
Monday, December 9, 2013, Watertown, NY
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