Mike Toth

April 23, 2013

Mike Toth Decorated WWII U.S. Army veteran

Mike Toth, 90, of Bentleyville, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, in Humbert Lane Health Care Centre, Washington.

He was born March 10, 1923, in Jefferson Township, a son of the late Frank and Julia Samon Toth.

Mr. Toth retired from Bethlehem Mines Corp. where he worked in both Mine 51 and Mine 60. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and participated in the air offensive in Japan and campaigns in Bismarch Archipelago, New Guinea, Southern Philippines, Luzon and the Western Pacific. For his service, he was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with six bronze stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

He was a life member of Charleroi Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 167 and was a former member of the Independent Club, Eagles Club and Polish Club, all of Bentleyville, and the Croation Club of Cokeburg.

His wife, Ruth Christopher Toth, died March 6, 2002.

Surviving are a niece; two nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to his parents and wife, are two sisters, Julia Shinsky and Mary Null; three brothers, John, Frank and Pat Molvin.

Mr. Toth was the last of his immediate family.

Private funeral services with a private interment in Beallsville Cemetery were held Tuesday, April 23. Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville, was in charge of arrangements. A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.



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