Longtime Alaskan and Kenai resident Edward J. "Ed" Call, 86, died Friday, July 23, 2010, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at the V.F.W. Post No. 10046 in Soldotna. A potluck will follow the services. His ashes will be buried in Hawaii at a later date.
Mr. Call was born Dec. 25, 1923, in Collington, Utah. He graduated high school and attended two years of college. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served more than 26 years before retiring and honorably discharged. He was an aviation structural mechanic, aircraft sheet metal manufacturer and Class C-1 instructor in the Navy. He moved to Kenai in 1966.
Mr. Call was a member of the V.F.W., American Legion, Moose, AmVets, and Pearl Harbor Survivor Cooties. He received seven good conduct medals, Korean Service medal, United Nations Service medal and the National Defense Service medal.
"Ed enjoyed collecting good junk and helping people in the community. He was instrumental in establishing and building the V.F.W. Post 10046 and the V.A. van to help transport veterans to their Anchorage appointments," his family said.
Mr. Call was preceded in death by his parents, Scott and Grace Stanford; wife of 55 years, Junetta Call; brother, Boyd Miller; and sisters, Joyce Hughes and Sharon Stanford.
He is survived by his children, Sherry Murray and husband, Charlie, of Sparks, Nev., Larry Call and wife, Cathy, and Junetta Lynn DeLong, all of Soldotna; grandchildren, Rodger Mosser and wife, Jackie, of Soldotna, Gary Gibson and wife, Vanita, of Texas, Russell Murray of Sparks, Jason Murray of Kenai, Jamie Ash and husband, Joe of San Diego, Calif., Andrew Call of Valdez, Danen Evans of Anchorage, Justin DeLong and Lance Pate, both of Soldotna, and Kristina and Sarah Barrett both of Kenai.
The family suggests that memorial donations be sent to the V.F.W. Post 10046, 134 N. Birch St., Soldotna, AK 99669.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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