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.
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,
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
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
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.