Joseph PIERRARD, 48, died suddenly of a heart attack about 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 18, 1942, in his home, 344 North street, McDonald.
A son of Philip PIERRARD of McDonald and the late Alice BERGER PIERRARD, he
was born June 23, 1894, in Belgium and came to the United States with his
parents at the age of six years, Locating in McDonald. He and Margaret
ZIRWAS of McDonald were married September 29, 1920, in McDonald by the Rev.
W. D. IRONS.
Mr. PIERRARD enlisted in World War I and was a first class private. He
served eleven months overseas. He was a W.P.A. worker and was a member of
LaSolidarite association and the McDonald Volunteer Fire department.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Margaret SHOTIS of
Primrose; on son, Philip PIERRARD at home; one brother, Emile PIERRARD of
McDonald, and two sisters: Mrs. Edmond DILLON of McDonald and Mrs. E. A.
RANK of Sturgeon. There is one grandchild, Rose Marie SHOTIS. His mother
died eight years ago; a sister, Mrs. Theodore LEGROS died August 15, 1929,
and a daughter died in infancy.
Funeral services with military honors were held Tuesday afternoon in the
Emile PIERRARD home, North street, conducted by the Rev. O. E. GARDNER, D.
D., pastor of the First Presbyterian church, McDonald, assisted by the Rev.
Grant M. McKNIGHT, D. D. pastor of Robinson's Run church. Burial was in
Robinson's Run cemetery.
Among the friends from out-of-town who attended the funeral were the Howard
GILES family of Pittsburgh, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond D. ATTORIO of Ohio, and
Mrs. Margaret GEHRKE of Buffalo, N.Y.
(Source: July 24, 1942 Obits. McDonald PA Record-Outlook)
(Contributor: Victoria Hospodar Valentine, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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