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Joseph Martin Fannin, 69, of Ulster Ave., Ridgway, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at his residence.
He was born October 26, 1942, in Ridgway, the son of the late Thomas J. and Della A. Johnson Fannin.
On February 13, 1965, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, he married Marguerite (Peggy) Feldbauer, who survives.
Mr. Fannin lived all of his life in Ridgway. He was a member of St. Leoâ€™s Catholic Church, where he was an usher. He graduated from Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1961. Mr. Fannin was a fire policeman with the Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Ridgway Elks, Moose, Eagles, VFW, American Legion, Knights of Columbus and Camp Kaelber. He was a Vietnam-era veteran, serving four years in the U.S. Air Force with the 95th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. He was the head mechanic at West Penn Power until his retirement.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Melissa Stark (Steven) of Ridgway and Marty Fannin (Julie) of Ridgway; two grandchildren, Mason Stark and Mitchell Stark of Ridgway; a brother, Thomas L. Fannin of Ridgway; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph Martin Fannin will be celebrated at St. Leoâ€™s Catholic Church on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at 10 a.m. Officiating will be Fr. Brian Vossler, pastor of St. Leoâ€™s. Interment will be in St. Leoâ€™s Cemetery.
Military honors will be accorded by the Ridgway Military Honor Detail.
Friends will be received at the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home on Friday, August 31, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to The Ridgway Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 391, Ridgway, PA 15853.