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Father of Marcia Poss ’77 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 8, 2012

Edward F. POSS Jr.
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POSS Edward F. Jr. Edward F. Poss, Jr., 82, of Margate, FL died peacefully in his home on Sunday, July 1, 2012. He had been battling cancer for 2 years. He was born in Bellevue, Ohio on January 18, 1930, and moved to Toledo at age 5. He graduated from Central Catholic in Toledo and John Carroll University in Cleveland, where he attended many class reunions and was on the steering committee for the reunions. He was a sales engineer for Harold Taylor Co., Kern Truck Sales and Brennan Industrial Sales. He had his own business, Poss Equipment Co., for several years. He gave of his time by ushering for Christ the King Catholic Church. Golf was a life-time sport he enjoyed with family and friends. He had his Hole-In-One on South Heatherdowns GC in 1982. He and his wife, Betty, were avid Notre Dame fans and attended numerous home games-sometimes taking guests with them in their motorhome. The family enjoyed many vacations in the motorhome. Ed and Betty traveled extensively to many foreign countries. Their favorite was Spain, which they visited three times. For several years they split residency between Toledo and Fort Lauderdale, moving permanently to Southeast Florida in 2010. Besides his wife, Betty (Fitz), of 55 years; he is survived by his loving children, Ed III (Vickie), San Diego, Tom (Lori), Miramar, Marcia Mrkva, Hallandale, Susan, Sarasota; sister-in-law, Joanne, Oakland Park; 8 loving grandchildren, and a sister, Maureen Backiewicz, Black Lick, OH; predeceased by beloved son, Bill. A Memorial Mass was celebrated at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 9950 NW 28th Street, Coral Springs, FL 33065 on July 6, 2012. Interment will be private at a later date. Donations can be made to Christ the King Catholic Church, 4100 Harvest Lane, Toledo, OH 43623. Arrangements by Guiding Light Cremations, 2431 SW 56th Terrace, West Park (Hollywood) FL 33023, 954-381-8888.

Published in Toledo Blade on July 8, 2012

2 Responses to “Father of Marcia Poss ’77 passed away”

  1. i marcia mrkva love my father as well as my brother bill poss passed 8/2010 and know that god takes care of everyone in his own special way life is a marvelous mystery ready to unravel i can hardly wait to see all the choices he has for all of us!!

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