Edward Leo ‘Ed’ Powers, 79, served as post commander and chaplain for VFW, Post 392

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Edward Leo Powers
Edward Leo Powers

Edward Leo ‘Ed’ Powers, 79, of Virginia Beach and formerly of Medford, Mass., died peacefully on Friday, June 17, 2016, while surrounded by his family.

Ed retired as a hospital corpsman after serving 20 years in the U.S. Navy. He served as a post commander and chaplain for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 392.

Ed is survived by his wife, Christine Powers; son, Edward James Powers, and his wife, Katharina Brekke Powers, of Virginia Beach; son, Leo Fett of Albany, N.Y.; daughter, Kathleen Krahling, and her husband, David Krahling, of Charlotte Hall, Md.; daughter, Susan Powers of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Erin Powers, James Powers, Christine Powers, Quinn Krahling, Ava Krahling and Peyton Krahling; and siblings, Mary McGinnis of West Melbourne, Fla., James Powers of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, Ann Marie Massaro of Winchester, Mass., Lorraine Taylor of Hampstead, N.H., and Marilyn Powers of Frederick, Md.

A Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 24, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1279 N. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach, followed by burial in Princess Anne Memorial Park, 1110 N. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach. Following the burial, a celebration of Ed’s life will take place at VFW Post 392, 2408 Bowland Parkway, Virginia Beach.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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