Ed Scully Death, Obituary – Ed Scully, a longtime bulldogger, passed away this morning without any drama or distress. He did not quite make it to his 99th birthday, but if you knew him, he would have added nine months to his age and told you that he was now 99.
In 1954, shortly after he received his diploma from high school.
He followed the call of his civic-minded temperament and enlisted in the Army National Guard to serve his nation. In 1968, Ed was called up for active duty and spent the next year and a half serving in Vietnam. Ed served in the National Guard for a total of forty years before he finally retired with the rank of master sergeant.
Ed began his career in the field of electricity in 1961 when he was hired at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as an apprentice electrician. In 1994, he reached the pinnacle of his profession as a Federal Investigator and then retired. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Corpus Christi Parish in Portsmouth; he was a proud member of the Greenland Vets; he was an active member of the Federal Managers Association; and he was a member of many other charitable and civic organizations. Sadly, he passed away on December 19, 2018.
Ed was a man who enjoyed life to the fullest, and he placed the utmost importance on the time he spent with his family. Ed Scully was preceded in death by his brothers, Bruce and Frank Scully, in addition to his own parents. Surviving family members include his wife Joan, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage; his children, Pam Scully (Sam) of Roanoke, VA, Tim Scully of Ossipee, Cheryl Damren (Jay) of Portsmouth, Edward “Butch” Scully (Marianne) of Coxsackie, NY, Patti Scully of Greenland, and Karen Banitch (Paul) Sequim, WA; 13 grandchildren; 16 great