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Edward Frederick Poshadel, 91, Sebastian

Edward Frederick Poshadel, 91, of Sebastian, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010.

He was born on Nov. 9, 1919, in Jersey City, N.J., the middle son of the late dairy farmer Emil G. Poshadel, and Rose Marie Masanet Poshadel, of Mt. Hope, N.Y. He graduated from Alfred State University in New York where he pursued electrical engineering.

Upon graduating, he worked for Eastman Kodak.

He served in the Army Air Force, and fought in World War II in England, Italy, and Northern Africa.

He married Leona Francisco in 1945.

He started his career at Orange and Rockland Utilities, in Middletown, N.Y., as an electrical engineer, and then at Northern Electric and other utilities across the country.

He returned to O & R in the mid 1960s and retired in 1981.

In 2001, he moved to Sebastian where he enjoyed gardening, extensive traveling, and best of all, square dancing with the Barefoot Bay Spinners.

Survivors include his devoted and loving companion of 30 years, Susanne Zistler; and his son, Glenn Poshadel, of Denver; sisters-in-law Anne Poshadel, of Atlanta, Mary Ann Poshadel, of Fairmont, W.V.; and eight nieces and nephews – Charles Poshadel, Rosanne Livingston,; Mary Koopman, Dorothy Rehg, Pat Hodge, Cathy Chis, Elizabeth Braun,  and Anne Parisey; and 21 great-nieces and -nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona; his brothers Albert Poshadel, of Middletown, N.Y., and Emil Poshadel, of Fairmont, W.V.

Friends may call 4 – 7 p.m, on Wednesday, Nov. 17, with service at 6 p.m., Sea Winds Funeral Home, 735 S. Fleming St., in Sebastian.

Interment will be at Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery, in Bloomingburg, N.Y. on Saturday, Nov. 20, following service at Assumma-Shankey Funeral Home in Pearl River, NY on Friday, Nov. 19.

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