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 Russell Henry BECHDEL, 74 of Coal street, McDonald, died Wednesday, June 8,
1960, in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh.
 Mr. BECHDEL was born May 12, 1886 in Blanchard, a son of the late John and
Laura FORESMAN BECHDEL.  He had resided in McDonald for the past 25 years
and was a member of the First U. P. Church, McDonald, and Oakdale Lodge No
558, F. & A.M. He was employed by peoples Natural Gas Co. for 38 years until
his retirement in May, 1951.
 Surviving are his wife, Bertha KNORR BECHDEL; a son, William R. BECHDEL of
Beaver; a granddaughter, Jean and a grandson, Jack, both of Beaver.  A son,
Jack, is deceased.
 Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Rogers funeral home,
McDonald in charge of the Rev. Samuel E. GLASS, pastor of the First U. P.
Church, McDonald.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.
(Source: June 16, 1960 Obits. McDonald PA Record-Outlook)
(Contributor: Victoria Hospodar Valentine,

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