Paul H. McBeth, 86, of Vanderbilt, Fayette County, Pa., passed away peacefully on Friday, January 26, 2007, in his home while comforted and surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 27, 1920, in Tarrs, Westmoreland County, Pa., a son of the late Henry T. and Elsie Mae Mensinger McBeth. Paul was a resident of Vanderbilt for most of his life. Prior to his retirement, he was a Steel Worker for the USX Corp. at their Irvin Works, in Dravosburg, Pa. Paul was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army with the 155 Infantry Regiment 31 Infantry Division. He was stationed in the Pacific Theatre of Action and was in the battles of New Guinea and Southern Philippines. He received several decorations and citations including the Good Conduct Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon, American and Pacific Theatre Service Medal and two Bronze Stars and a Victory Medal. Paul was a member of the Donegal American Legion No. 941, Hopwood AMVETS No. 103, Uniontown Veterans of Foreign Wars, Connellsville Slovak Club, Connellsville Eagles No. 493, and the Uniontown Moose Lodge. Paul was also a member of the Leisenring Presbyterian Church, Fayette County, Pa.
Paul will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his loving family, his wife, Mary L. Beucher McBeth, with whom he would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on February 27, 2007; his children: Martha E. Murphy and husband, Kenneth, of Dayton, Ohio, Randolph P. McBeth and wife, Brenda, of Vanderbilt, and Steven H. McBeth and companion, Ann, of Uniontown; his grandchildren: Brian K. Murphy and wife, Amy, of Raeford, North Carolina, Christine A. Spires and husband, Benjamin, of Dayton, Ohio, and Jennifer Nicole McBeth, of Continental No. 3, Fayette County, Pa.; his great-grandchildren: Jonathan Patton, Adrienne Emily and Ian McGuire; his brothers: Frank R. Smith and wife, Jane, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., and James Mensinger and wife, Lonnie, of Sparks, Nevada; and his sister, Rose Zurawski and husband, George, of Connellsville; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Paul was predeceased by a sister, Ellene Knouse, and two brothers: John E. and Thomas H. McBeth.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. on Sunday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, Pa., where a Funeral Service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Rick Watson, officiating. A Committal Service and Interment will follow in the Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, Fayette County, Pa. Military Rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the Hopwood AMVETS 103. Donations may be made to the Leisenring Presbyterian Church, in memory of Paul H. McBeth.
Mary Louise Beucher McBeth
1928–2010 (m. 1947)
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