|Birth: ||Oct. 5, 1919|
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 2007|
Martin J. Hatash
Martin J. Hatash, 88, of Natrona Heights died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, in the emergency room of Alle-Kiski Medical Center, Allegheny Valley Hospital, Harrison Township, after being ill for the past year. He was born Oct. 5, 1919, in Natrona Heights to the late John A. and Veronica Hatash and lived his entire life in the area. Mr. Hatash was a plumber with the Plumbers Union, Pittsburgh, for 25 years, a truck driver for Allegheny Ludlum Steel, Brackenridge, for 25 years and a member of St. Joseph Parish, St. Mathias Worship Site, Natrona. He was a World War II Army veteran who served with the 82nd Airborne Division in the Battle of Sicily, Naples, Foggia, Rome-Arno, Normandy, the Rhineland, the Ardennes and Central Europe and was MIA. He received a Purple Heart, a Good Conduct Medal, a Presidential Unit Citation with an Oak Leaf Cluster, a Bronze Star and a European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with seven Bronze Stars. He enjoyed vegetable gardening. Surviving are niece and caregiver Lois (Joe) Poskin of Natrona Heights, niece Linda (Randy) Micholas of Buffalo Township, nephew Frank (Michelle) Szczepanski of Natrona Heights, great-nephew William (Michele) Poskin, great-great-nephew Nicholas Poskin, nephews David and Joel Poskin of Natrona Heights, great-nephew Randy Micholas of Natrona Heights, great-niece Ashley Micholas and great-nephew and -niece Dylan and Alyssa Szczepanski of Natrona Heights. Also predeceased by brothers Steve, Joseph and John Hatash and sister Christine Hatash. Relatives and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., Tenth Avenue at Corbet Street, Tarentum. Christian Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Ladislaus Worship Site, Natrona, with the Rev. Richard J. Tusky, his pastor, officiating. Burial with full military honors accorded by the 99th Army Reserve Command will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights.
(Obituary from The Valley News Dispatch, Tarentum, Pa.)
Mount Airy Cemetery
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Record added: Mar 10, 2008
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307th Airborne Engineer Battalion
Added: Aug. 21, 2009