Pittston Gazette Pittston, PA 14 October 1908 Page 1

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Pittston Gazette
Pittston, PA
14 October 1908
Page 1 - - OBITUARY. Martin V. Gilroy. At 7 o'clock this...
- OBITUARY. Martin V. Gilroy. At 7 o'clock this morning, Martin F. Gilroy, one of this city's prominent business men, breathed his last at the family home, 19 Pine street. The end, though unexpected, was peaceful. peaceful. A week ago today Mr. Gilroy was at his business and apparently as well as he had 'been for years. Ilia illness dated only from Friday last, when he was stricken with appendicitis. appendicitis. A consultation of physicians found the case far advanced and an operation was performed Sunday at noon. Mr. Gilroy rallied well from the operation, but his condition did not improve satisfactorily and it would have been necessary to operate again this morning, in case he had not passed away. Members of his family who spoke to him this morning morning at 6 o'clock found him apparently apparently stronger than he had been from the time of the operation. Shortly before 7 o'clock the nurse noticed a decided change in the patient's condition condition and the members of his fam ily were hurriedly summoned. He passed away five minutes after the sinking spell attacked him. Mr. Gil - rov was 4 4 years old. He was a member of an old and respected Pitts - ton family, having been a son of the late Martin Gilroy. He was educated in the common schools and took up the tailoring business. For some years past he conducted successfully a tailoring establishment in this city. At the time of his death his storeroom storeroom was in the Stroh building on Xorth Main street. Mr. Gilroy had not enjoyed the best of health lately, though the members of his family were not aware of it. He told workmen workmen in his employ not to be surprised if they should find him ill at his business business place some clay and instructed them that, in this event, they should send at once for a pric - st' and a physician. physician. (Martin F. Gilroy was a man who was held in the highest esteem by every every one of the hundreds of friends he had made in a lifetime passed in this community. Expressions of sorrow were heard on all sides as the news of his death spread through the city this morning. The possessor of an exceptionally affable disvosition, his predominating quality was an. inherent inherent gentleness of speech and manner, manner, which made him beloved by all who came into contact, business or personal. with him. Simple and earnest in manner, his ambition seemed seemed to be to smooth as much as possible possible the pathway or his fellow men. He was a member of St. John's congregation congregation and was as exemplary a church member as he was respected a citizen. He was affiliated with the Knights of Columbus and was a past president of Branch 48, C. M. B. A. The surviving members of his family family are his widow and the following? sons and daughters: Joseph, who was associated with his father in busi - nes. Mary. Robert, a clerk Ar Farrcr Si Peck, Frank and Kathleen. The following brothers and sisters also survive: survive: Patrick. John. Mrs. - M irgaret rtedingion, - Michael, Ju'mes tutu - Mis. Thomas Cummings, the last named of Chicago. Benjamin V. Bowkley. Stricken with a fatal attack of

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Pittston Gazette (Pittston, Pennsylvania)14 Oct 1908, WedPage 1
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