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Information for Joseph Andrew Mestyan
23 July, 1923 6 May, 1985
From The Idaho Press Tribune
May, 1985

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Joseph Mestyan

    Services for Joseph Andrew Mestyan, 61, of Nampa, who did Monday, May 6, in his home of natural causes, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa,
    The Rev. Merle J. Fisher. S.M., of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Nampa will officiate.
    Interment, with military graveside rites by the I and I Staff, Company "C" 4th Tank Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Boise, will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
    Mr. Mestyan was born on July 23, 1923, in Pawlet, Vt., to Joe and Anna Samudosky Mestyan.  He was reared and educated in Pawlet.  After his schooling he worked in a lumber mill in Vermont.  He then entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1945.  He served during the Korean Conflict, was stationed in China and served two tours in Vietnam.
    He married Betty L. Urban on Sept. 24, 1966, in Winterhaven, Calif.  He retired as a master gunnery sergeant on Feb. 29, 1972, while stationed at 29 Palms, Calif.  They came to Nampa in August of 1973 where they have since made their home.  He was a member of the Catholic Church.
    Mr. Mestyan is survived by his wife of Nampa ; four daughters, Debbra McCann of Oceanside, Calif., Donna Berg of Sacramento, Calif., Joanna Feeney of Vista, Calif., and Dorothy Teague of Sacramento, Calif.; two sons, Joe Urban of Escondido, Calif., and Duane Urban of Sacramento, Calif.: one brother, Julious Mestyan of Fair Haven, Vt.; three sisters, Madeline Rapant of Duanesburg, N.Y., Ann Thomas of Granville, N.Y., and Betty of New York; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild ; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel until 9 tonight and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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