DRUHAN, EUGENE RAY, known to all as Ed, passed away peacefully Friday Sept. 26th. His family was with him. Ed was born Sept. 28th, 1915 in San Francisco California. He was a Hialeah resident since 1953. Ed was a man of utmost honor and integrity. A man of many accomplishments. Served his country in WW2, with the rank of Chief Radio-Man. Also, searched for Amelia Earhart aboard the USS Lexington. Received many awards and medals, including the prestigious Bronze Star. After the war he was stationed at the Opa-Locka Naval Airbase, where he was a member of the VP-23 Hurricane Hunters Squadron, flying into the eye of the hurricane. After 20 years of military service, he retired and went to work for DCASO Quality Control on N.W. 36th Street, as a civil servant. After retirement from DCASO he went to work for Lear Siegler, Inc., where his duties were as ATLC program manager in Saigon, Vietnam during the Vietnam War. After retirement from civil service, he was director of Veteran Affairs for the city of Hialeah. Ed was involved with American Legion Post 32 in Hialeah for over 40 years, where he held the position many times as post commander, plus other offices and was involved in all aspects, of his beloved Post 32. He will be missed and there is not a person Ed ever met, and even ones that he did not meet in person, that he did not leave a lasting and loving impression with. Ed is survived by his beloved wife Kathryn, son Mike (spouse), daughter Patty (spouse) and step-daughter Georgia (spouse). 6 grandchildren; Robin, Michael, Victor, Wayne, Bradley and Benjamin. 5 great grand children; Ashley, Corey, Josh, Casie and Adam. Nephew Robert, niece Susie. Great nephew Bradley, great niece Traci and great-great niece Marisa.