05 October 2014

Sunday's Obituary: Michael J. Walsh

I desperately searching for information on a Michael Walsh who came from Ireland and settled in Shenandoah, PA. He is very elusive, so I am casting a wider net and am collecting information on any Walsh/Welsh families from Shenandoah. This morning, a wide search found this obituary:
 
Michael J. Walsh, 52, of 309 Virginia Ave., Shenandoah, died Monday at Schuylkill Medical Center-East Norwegian Street.

Born in Shenandoah, Oct. 14, 1959, he was a son of Marie Savitsky Walsh and the late Joseph Walsh, who died in 1994.

A 1977 graduate of Shenandoah Valley High School, he was president of AFCSME for PennDOT employees.

He was a member of Annunciation BVM Roman Catholic Church, Shenandoah, and Shenandoah Fish & Game Club.

Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Cindee Selvocki Walsh; a son, Colin Walsh, Shenandoah; a daughter, Meghan Walsh, Bethlehem; two sisters, Patricia Popalis and her husband, Andrew, and Mary Ann Walsh, both of Shenandoah Heights; nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will take place at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. in Annunciation BVM Church, Shenandoah, with the Rev. Charles Dene as the celebrant. Interment will follow at a later date at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., Shenandoah, is in charge of arrangements.
       

                                                               
Published in Republican & Herald on June 19, 2012
 
While this is not my Michael Walsh, it does give light on another family. Perhaps if I eliminate enough, I will eventually find my family!
 
Sunday's Obituary is a GeneaBloggers prompt encouraging bloggers to post obituaries along with other information about that person.
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.