Edward Eli Rager of Pittsburgh age 85, died February 22, 2020 at his home in Chesapeake VA. Edward was born August 20, 1934, he was the son of the late Fred Rager and Fannie Donaldson Mower and the husband of his loving wife Marcia Rager of 47 years. He was a veteran having served in the US Navy during the Korean War. Edward was a member of the Dravosburg Lions Club and the America Legion in Versailles. Edward’s love and passion for the McKeesport Tigers Football team was his greatest hobby everyone knew him as the Defense Man.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife and children, Edward Rager of Aliquippa, PA, Raymond Rager (Madeline) of Jacobs Creek, PA, Sheri Henry of Brackenridge, PA, Lori Squires (Bob) of Brackenridge, PA, Jack Rager of Mt. Washington, PA, Sheila Davenport of Charleroi, PA, Ernest St. Jacques (Karen) of Ross Township, and Heather Rager (Stacey) of Portsmouth, VA; sister, Norinne Bish of Punxsutawney, PA; twenty three grandchildren; a host of great and great-great grandchildren and other family and friends. He was predeceased by sons, Michael and Brian Rager, sister Francis Belisky, and a brother, Jack Alfolter.
Edward will be inurned at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veteran’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Edward’s name to the American Cancer Society at www.TMCFunding.com. Express condolences to the family below.