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 Frank E. PLUMERET, Sr., 63, died at 8:05 p.m. Thursday, August 7, 1947, in
his home on the Noblestown road, Sturgeon, following an illness of two
 A son of Alexander and Melanie HIEL PLUMERET, he was born June 10, 1884, in
Belgium and came to the United States at the age of 18 months.  He started
work as a miner at the age of 12 years and became a foreman at the Champion
mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Co. in 1917.  He was later transferred to the
Montour No. 9 mine where he worked until his retirement July 16, 1946.
During his employ at the mine he was an active as an instructor of first
aid, and took part in a number of mine rescue missions.  He was a member of
Garfield Lodge No. 604 of McDonald, and the Pittsburgh Consistory.
 Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hortense PLUMERET; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph
VANGYSEL of Sturgeon; two sons:  Leon of Carnegie, and Frank of Hubbard,
Ohio; a brother, Seraphine of McDonald, and two step-children, Mrs.
Josephine SLONEZEWISKI of Summit, N. J., and Emile DEPASSE, with the U.S.
Navy in San Diego, California.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the home in charge of the
Rev. Eldin BENNETT, pastor of the Center U. P. Church, Midway.  Burial
services with Masonic rites were at Robinson's Run cemetery.
(Source: Aug. 15, 1947 Obits. McDonald PA Record-Outlook)
(Contributor: Victoria Hospodar Valentine,

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