Joseph W. Layman, Jr., 95 of Mountain View Senior Living, Greensburg and formerly of Connellsville and Scottdale, died Friday evening, June 19, 2020 at Mountain View Senior Living with his family at his side..
He was born June 6, 1925 in Mendon, Pa. the son of the late Joseph W. and Susan Smith Layman.
Joe was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Scottdale, serving as a former board member and the Superintendent for the Church Youth Group while holding membership within the church for over 60 years.
He was a graduate of Scottdale High School Class of 1945. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, enlisting on April 26, 1945, in Pittsburgh. He was attached to the 351st Regiment, Company F. He was the recipient of the Sharpshooter M1 rifle Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, World War II Victory Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Medal and attained the Rank of Corporal.
He was a founding member of the Scottdale Senior Citizens Organization and a member of the Mt. Pleasant American Legion and the Connellsville V.F.W. Post.
Joe is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him,
His Loving and devoted Children:
Karen Louise Kelley and husband Donald of Connellsville
Joseph W. Layman III and wife Gail of Monarch
Robin E. Bashioum and husband Charlie of Scottdale
His Five Grandchildren:
Michael Kelley and Fiancé Cathy of Everson
Kristna Peck and husband Denny of Markleysburg
Jeffrey Halfhill and wife Jessica of Connellsville
Heidi Spargur and husband Casey of Connellsville
And Monica Harvey of Pueblo, CO.
Two Step Grandchildren:
Sam Bashioum and wife Kelsea of Lancaster, S.C.
Matthew Bashioum of Scottdale
And Eleven Great Grandchildren
In addition to Joe’s parents, he was preceded in death by:
His Loving wife of 59 years, Grace L. Privette Layman (Oct. 29, 2006)
Four Brothers: Clement, Alvie, Kenneth and Wendell Layman
A Sister: Elizabeth Davis
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Friday, July 3, 2020 in the Frank Kapr Family Garden, 401 Pittsburgh Street, Scottdale, from 2 - 6 PM. Joe's Memorial Service will begin at 6 PM in the Garden with Bobby Pushwa, Chaplin with Redstone Hospice.
Immediately following the Service, Military Honors will be accorded in the Garden, by the Mt. Pleasant American Legion Post #446, Honor Guard.
Private Inurnment will take place in West Newton Cemetery.
The family would like to give special Thanks to the staff of Mountain View Senior Living and Redstone Hospice for all their love and compassion they shared with Joe during his lengthy stay.
Visitors are required to wear face masks and practice social distancing according to CDC guidelines.
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