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Edna Flood, 90, retired U.S. Electronic Command employee

July 2, 2017 GMT

Edna Flood, a retired U.S. Electronic Command employee, died on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. She was 90.

She was born on Nov 4, 1926 to the late Jessie and Aquilla Bridges in Philadelphia. She was educated in Philadelphia public schools and attended West Chester College for two years.

Flood retired from U.S. Electronic Command at Fort Monmouth, N.J., in 1985 after 34 years of service.

She was previously married to Leroy Tapper Sr., and from this union two sons were born. She then married Allen Flood in 1975.

Family and friends were Flood’s passion and delight. She loved traveling and visited many cities. She was also a longtime member of the Philadelphia Pinochle Bugs and enjoyed attending their annual conclave.

She and her husband attended the Church of the Good Shepherd in Willingboro, N.J., later becoming members of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Willingboro. She was also a member of the HOPE Circle of the United Methodist Women.

She was preceded in death her son, Leroy R. Tapper Jr.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: her son, Dr. Ben R. Tapper and his wife, Carolyn; brother, Dr. Charles Bridges and his wife, Ruth; sister, Vivian Bridges; grandson, Leroy R. Tapper III and his wife, Debbie Tapper; granddaughter, Katrina Tapper and her husband, Gary Gasko; grandson, Ben R. Tapper Jr.; granddaughter, Sharyn Richardson and her husband, Donald Richardson; granddaughter, Toni Lynn Zito and her husband, Roberto Zito; six great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Services were held Tuesday at Saint Paul United Methodist Church in Willingboro, N.J.