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Walter J. Sobel Obituary

Walter J. Sobel
Died Fri., Sept 5, 2003

Walter J. Sobel, 82, of New Cumberland passed away Friday, September 5, 2003.
He was born on March 14, 1921 in Farrell, PA, a son of the late Karol and Kathrine Vizidacua Sobel.
He was a veteran of the Army, serving with Company M, 330th Infantry, 83rd Division. During World War II he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, the Argonne Forest and the D-Day Invasion of Normandy. He received a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star and was decorated by the French Government with the Jubilee of Liberty medal. He was retired from National Steel Co. after 43 years of service, last working as a foreman of the Track Gang. He was a member of the New Cumberland V.F.W., the Chester American Legion, Weirton Moose, Weirton Steel Management club and the Weirton Steel Twenty-Five Year Club. He was also a member o the New Cumberland Christian Church.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Stanley Sobel and two infant brothers, Tommy and Edward; two sisters, Virginia Bennett and an infant sister, Laura.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Estella Hill Sobel at home; two daughters, Cathy Sobel of New Cumberland and Lynn Swan of and her husband, Joe of New Cumberland; two grandsons, Joe Swan and his wife, Kassy Kelley of Morgantown and Michael Swan and his wife, Lisa of Morganton, North Carolina; three great grandchildren, Wil of Morgan town and Landon and Walt of Morganton; a brother, Thomas Sobel and his wife, Nancy of New Cumberland, a sister, Antoinette Kaczmarek of New Cumberland and two surrogate grandchildren, Donn and Kristen Costello of Columbus, OH.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at the New Cumberland Chapel of the Nixon Funeral Home with Minister Rick Tinsky officiating. Interment followed at the New Cumberland Cemetery where the Tri-State Veteran’s Burial Group accorded military services.

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