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World War II Vets, Former Hyde Elementary Custodian Remembered

Patch features a listing of recent Moon-area deaths, which Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services and Copeland Funeral Home in Moon provide.

John Joseph Kohman

John Joseph Kohman, 91, of Moon, died Feb. 22 at Beaver Meadows Assisted Living. He was born Aug. 29, 1920, in Ambridge.

Kohlman was preceded in death by his wife, M. Irene Stenger Kohlman. He was the father of Karen Yanchak, Paula Nowak and John R. Kohlman and grandfather of eight.

Kohlman was a member of the and a former volunteer firefighter. He was employed at American Bridge and an Army veteran of World War II. Kohlman was the recipient of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Kohlman attended

Visitation and services were earlier this week at in Mon Township. Burial was at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park with full military honors.

Mario Salvatore Iafolla

Mario Salvatore Iafolla, 91, of McKees Rocks, died Feb. 21 in Ohio Valley Hospital. He was born Dec. 19, 1920, in Villetta Barrea, Italy.

Mario served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired after 22 years at the rank of Master Chief. He went on to work as a supply officer for the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Emily Marie Battista Iafolla; his children, Richard Chandler, Constance Berryman and Timothy Iafolla; and five grandchildren.

There was a memorial gathering at in Moon. Interment and military honors were at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville.

William P. Waldron Jr. 

William P. Waldron Jr., 64 of Crescent, died Feb. 22 at the Good Samaritan Hospice House in Wexford. He was born March 27, 1947, in Sewickley.

Waldron was a 1965 graduate of and was a sergeant in the Air Force during Vietnam. He worked at Pittsburgh Forgings for more than 25 years and was a custodian at in Moon.

Waldron was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Frances C. Potocnik Waldron. He is survived by his mother, Mary Weisner Waldron; his children, William Waldron, Matt Waldron, Martin Bostrom, Lisa Bostrom, Christina Riley and Jack Bostrom; and 13 grandchildren.

Services were at in Moon. A private interment was at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville. 

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