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Paul Bissett

June 30, 2004
Paul Bissett
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Obituary for Paul Bissett

Paul E. Bissett, 81, of Waynesburg, Pa. and formerly of Centerville died at 12:40 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2004 in the Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, Pa. after being in failing health for the past four years.He was born December 5, 1922 in Aleppo Township, Greene County, Pa. a son of Earl C. and Violet Pearl Cook Bissett.Mr. Bissett had resided in Centerville for 45 years prior to returning to Greene County (Waynesburg) in 2000.He was a member and former trustee of the Centerville United Methodist Church where he served on the parsonage committee.Mr. Bissett was a member of the Centerville American Legion Post 705.He enjoyed golfing as long as his health permitted, woodworking and the time spent with his family and grandchildren.Mr. Bissett was employed as a traveling mechanic by Columbia Gas of Pa. Inc. for approximately 32 years prior to retiring in 1984 and was a member of the Quarter Century Club.He was a veteran of World War II where he served as a paratrooper with the U.S. Army as a Sergeant with Company C, 127th Airborne Engineer Battalion, receiving the Bronze Star Medal, Victory Medal, Bronze Arrowhead Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 3 bronze stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star and the Good Conduct Medal.On October 5, 1946 he married Betty Jo Tharp Bissett who survives.Also surviving are one son, Paul H. Bissett of Lansdale, Pa.; one daughter, Valerie B. Dague of Flinton, Pa.; two brothers, Walter (Shorty) Bissett and Hubert Bissett both of Roy Furman Hwy., Waynesburg; three sisters, Rosemary Fletcher of Graysville, Jean Antill of Wind Ridge, R.D.#1 and Marilyn Husky of Wind Ridge; six grandchildren, Jessica Dague Withrow, Kyle and Nathan Dague, Erica, Lauren and Derek Bissett.Deceased are two sons, George Lynn and Thomas Michael Bissett who both died in infancy; two brothers, William and George Bissett.Graveside military rites will be accorded by the Centerville American Legion Post 705. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Centerville U. M. Church, 823 Old National Pike, Brownsville, Pa. 15417.

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