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Joseph H. Morrall, 97


May 4, 2011


Joseph H. Morrall, 97, formerly of Riverside PA passed away Wednesday morning, May 4, 2011 at Riverwoods in Lewisburg PA.  He was born June 30, 1913 in Riverside PA the son of the late Wesley and Sophia Shannon Morrall. 

He graduated from Danville High School in 1932.  After high school, Joe followed his dream to become a pilot.  His first flight was on January 24, 1932 and he obtained his private pilotís license on April 26, 1932, after which his father bought him his first plane.  In 1940, Joe taught college students how to fly at Lock Haven Airport, and later went to the Naval Air Station in Memphis, TN., to keep the planes in good flying condition.  After the war he returned to Riverside PA where he worked at Merck and Company until he and his brother Edwin bought a lumber yard together which was called the South Danville Planing Mill Company. Joe retired and sold the business in 1975. 

Joe was an active member of St. Peterís United Methodist Church where he served as the church financial secretary for 30 years.  He was a 50 year member of the Danville-Mahoning Lodge No. 224 F & AM.  Joe, along with his wife, loved to travel together visiting Israel, Alaska and Hawaii, in addition to traveling around the continental US and Canada.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Martha Young Morrall, on March 9, 2011.  They were married June 24, 1936.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by two brothers; Edwin and Harold Morrall. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA with the Rev. Dr. Donald N. Hurley officiating.  Burial will be private in Mt. Vernon Cemetery Riverside PA.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peterís United Methodist Church PO Box 248 Riverside PA  17868.  www.visneski.com


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