July 8, 1939 ˜ November 21, 2018
Ed Rakoz, 79, a long-time resident of Vancouver, WA, passed away Nov. 21, 2018. He was born to John Rakoz and Lucille Zoet in Toledo, WA. A graduate of Hudson’s Bay High School and Clark College, Ed was a decorated cross country and track athlete.
He served in the Air Force Reserves for six years as an Air Medic.
Ed retired in 2001 after 40 years in the aluminum industry, including over 25 years at Alcoa.
Before becoming parents, Ed and Dorette participated in the Columbia Sports Car Club. He thoroughly enjoyed volunteering and coaching baseball for ten years at Columbia Little League. He loved family get togethers, car races, sporting events and working on all kinds of handyman projects.
Ed will be remembered as outgoing, hardworking and always eager to lend a hand. He was very devoted to family and loved ones and will be missed immensely.
Ed is survived by his wife of nearly fifty years, Dorette (Pappenfus); their two children, Rhacelle (Jeffrey) Anderson and Teague (Nicole) Rakoz; five grandchildren: Adden and Briar Anderson, Maddox, Dylan and Presley Rakoz; siblings, Jack (Sharon) Rakoz, Dennis Zoet, Cheryl (James) Russell and Scott and Nancy (Pappenfus) Hakala; as well as nine nieces and nephews.
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