Edward Michael Kirchner died Oct. 24. He was 91.

Mr. Kirchner was born Dec. 1, 1921, in Baltimore. He joined the Coast Guard during World War II and remained in service for 20 years. After, he worked as an electrical engineer.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; children, Leanora Kirchner, Palm Desert, Calif.; Samantha Fulaytar (Steve), Georgia; and Anthony, Las Vegas; step-sons, John Gold, Yorba Linda, Calif., and Jeffrey Gold, Portland; brothers, Joe Kirchner, Florida, and Dickie Kirchner, Virginia; and five grandchildren.

A Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at St. John Fisher Church, followed by a reception in the church hall.