Edward Charles Mazza, 73, of Rogue River, Ore., passed away Monday, April 18, 2011, at VA Portland Medical Center.

Ed was born March 2, 1938, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., to Charles Mazza and Melva Williams Mazza. On October 7, 1972, in Galveston, Texas, he married Deborah Klinebough. He served in the United States Navy. He moved from Texas to the Rogue Valley 26 years ago, and for the past 18 years he lived in Rogue River. He worked for VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center (formally the Dom) until he retired in 2005. After his retirement, he worked with children and adults in volunteer services and was a Disabled American Veterans representative.

His memberships included Disabled American Veterans, where he was a past state commander; Veterans of Foreign Wars; and American Legion.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and watching football and horse racing.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Mazza, of Rogue River, Ore.; a daughter, Debra Mazza, of Fresno, Calif.; three sons, Ricky H. Mazza, of Grants Pass, Ore., Robert G. Mazza, of Beloit, Wis., and Timothy P. Mazza, of San Bernardino, Calif.; a sister, Judy Antunez, of Marshall, Ill.; a brother, Fred J. Mazza, of Salem, Ore.; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Edward C. Mazza, Jr.; and a sister, Nancy.

A celebration of life will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Hull and Hull Chapel. Interment with military honors will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Hull and Hull Funeral Directors.Remembrances may be made to Disabled American Veterans Chapter #11 Transportation Network, c/o Fruitdale Grange, 1440 Parkdale Drive, Grants Pass, OR 97527. Please sign the family guest book at www.since1928hull.com.