Clipped From The Scranton Republican
WORLD WAR VET - ANSWERS FINAL ROLL SUMMONS Pneumonia Proves Fatal to Carl Shotto, Native of Green Ridge Section WAS WOUNDED DURING CHAMPAGNE FIGHTING Made Great Diamond Record While Member of Old Choctaw Choctaw Baseball Team Carl F. Shottb, prominently Identified Identified with amateur sports back in the days when the old Choctaws baseball team was in Its prime, and who served with distinction during the World War, died yesterday ln his home, 1"41 Mon - sey avenue, Green Ridge, following a three weeks' illness of pneumonia. He was in his thirty - third year. Wounded and gassed in action during during the war, Mr. Shotto, who served as a first class private, had never ful y recovered from his ailments, and in his weakened condition was unable to nht oft his illness. , During the past week he grew gradually weaker each day until his death occurred ycsief day. XnlisMd During 1918. nn Anril 27. 1018. Private Shotto en listed in Company B, DOlst Machine Gun Battalion, which at that time was part of the Texas National Guard and which was mustered into Federal serv ice as part of the Thirty - ttrtn uivi - slon. In the fighting at Champagne, he was seriously wounded and was confined to a hospital for several months. Since his discharge frort the service, his condition had prevented him from following his regular voca tion. Mr. Shotto was a member of the former Malla Chapter No. 1, Disabled American Veterans of the World war, and was also active ln the affairs of Koch - Conley Post, No. 1212, American Leaion of South Scranton. He was a native of Green Ridge: While a member of the Choctaw baseball team, he held down the third base position, and was rated as one ot the beet local diamond periormers. He is survived by his father, Peter; three sisters, Mrs. Romayne Parfrey, Mrs. Charles Krotzer and Mrs. Gene vieve Cullen, of Bund Brook, N. J., and two brothers, Peter, Jr., and James, The body was removed to the home of his sister, Mrs. Charles Krotzer, of 130 South Blakely street, Dunmore, from where the funeral will take place Monday .ornlng. At 10 o'clock a high mass of requiem will be celebrated ln St. Mary's Church, Dunmore. Interment Interment will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Cemetery. At the graveside members of tho Koch - Conlcy Post will be ln charge of the military services.