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Melvin Leslie "Pete" Backstrom
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Birth: May 7, 1918
West Newton
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 1, 1991
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

Melvin L. "Pete" Backstrom, 72, of Murrysville, died Friday, Feb. 1, 1991, in Forbes Regional Health Center, Monroeville. He was born May 7, 1918, in West Newton, a son of the late Albert and Minnie Hadley Backstrom.

He had lived in Murrysville since 1971. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as an engineer by U.S. Steel in Pittsburgh, Firth Sterling in McKeesport, Gibson Electric in Delmont, GTE in Pittsburgh, and Advanced Metallurgy in McKeesport and Delmont. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Murrysville, the Two Rivers Amateur Radio Club of McKeesport, and the board of directors of the Quarter Century Wireless Association.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Keenan Backstrom, in 1967.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Gall Spurlock Backstrom; three daughters, Karen Ayers of Jaffrey, N.H., Marie Jo Thum of Boca Raton, Fla., and Celeste Backstrom of Huntingdon Beach, Calif.; three sons, Kevin Backstrom of Madison, Wis., Fred Spurlock of Vienna, Va., and David Spurlock of Plantation, Fla.; two brothers, Clyde of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Harry Backstrom of Talequah, Okla.; and seven grandchildren.

BACKSTROM {ed} Friends of Melvin L. "Pete" Backstrom, 72, of Murrysville, who died Friday, Feb. 1, 1991, will be received at the JOHN T. HART FUNERAL HOME, Murrysville, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church, Murrysville, with the Revs. Robert Wilson and David Fetterman officiating.

Interment will be in West Newton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Murrysville.
Family links: 
  Albert Richard Backstrom (1892 - 1936)
  Minnie M. Hadley Backstrom-Metzler (1894 - 1978)
  Virginia Marie Gall Backstrom (1922 - 1993)
  Clyde I. Backstrom (1916 - 2008)*
  Melvin Leslie Backstrom (1918 - 1991)
  Harry L. Backstrom (1921 - 2006)*
*Calculated relationship
West Newton Cemetery
West Newton
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: dwcooley
Record added: Sep 02, 2012
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Melvin Leslie Pete Backstrom
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Melvin Leslie Pete Backstrom
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 Added: Sep. 2, 2012

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