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    Johnstown Tribune, 14 Sep 1940, Contributed by Lynne Canterbury

Name:   WISSINGER, Edgar L.
Death Date:   14 Sep 1940
Age:   45
Parents:   Milton R. & Laurie (Mock) Wissinger
Spouse:   Ora
Survived by:   Parents; wife; step-son - Donald Frye; siblings - Harry W., Crawford, Dwight; Mrs. Sara Weaver
Newspaper:   Johnstown Tribune
Obituary Date:   14 Sep 1940
Contributed by:   Lynne Canterbury

Edgar L. Wissinger, 45, a veteran of the World War, was found dead this morning at his home, rear 27 Joseph Avenue.

Cause of death had not been determined at noon today.

Employed at the American Legion Home on Main Street, Mr. Wissinger is said to have returned home from work early this morning, apparently in his usual health. His body was found a few hours later.

The remains were removed to Memorial Hospital and Coroner John Strank was notified to conduct an investigation.

Although Mr. Wissinger had been able to attend to his duties, his health is said to have been impaired for some time.

Mr. Wissinger had been employed at the American Legion Home for the past year. Prior to that time he had been an employe [sic] of the Bethlehem Steel Company and the Lorain Plant of the Carnegie Illinois Steel Corporation.

During the United States' participation in the World War he was stationed at Camp Lee, Virginia. He received his honorable discharge shortly after the Armistice was signed.

Edgar L. Wissinger was a son of Milton R. and Laurie (Mock) Wissinger who reside at 145 Purse Avenue, Walnut Grove. In addition to his parents he leaves his widow, Mrs. Ora Wissinger, and a step-son, Donald Frye.

He also leaves three brothers and a sister -- Harry W. Wissinger, Arthur Street; Crawford Wissinger, 107 Ohio Street; Dwight Wissinger, rear 27 Joseph Avenue, and Mrs. Sara Weaver, Sawickley.

Mr. Wissinger was an active member of Johnstown Post No. 294, American Legion, which will conduct military services at the grave.

The remains are to be removed to the home of the deceased's parents, Purse Avenue, this evening. Funeral arrangements in charge of Fred G. Geisel, are incomplete.


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