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 - 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 family home, 19 Pine street. end, though unexpected, was peaceful. A week ago today Mr. Gilroy was at his business and apparently as well as he had 'been for years. illness dated only from Friday when he was stricken with appendicitis. A consultation of physicians found the case far advanced and operation was performed Sunday noon. Mr. Gilroy rallied well from the operation, but his condition not improve satisfactorily and would have been necessary to operate again this morning, in case he not passed away. Members of family who spoke to him this morning at 6 o'clock found him apparently stronger than he had been from the time of the operation. Shortly before 7 o'clock the nurse noticed decided change in the patient's condition and the members of his fam ily were hurriedly summoned. passed away five minutes after sinking spell attacked him. Mr. Gil rov was 4 4 years old. He was member of an old and respected Pitts ton family, having been a son of late Martin Gilroy. He was educated in the common schools and took the tailoring business. For some years past he conducted successfully a tailoring establishment in this city. At the time of his death his storeroom was in the Stroh building 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 in his employ not to be surprised if they should find him ill at his business place some clay and instructed them that, in this event, they should send at once for a pric - st' and a physician. (Martin F. Gilroy was a man who was held in the highest esteem by every one of the hundreds of friends 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 gentleness of speech and manner, which made him beloved by all who came into contact, business personal. with him. Simple and earnest in manner, his ambition seemed to be to smooth as much as possible the pathway or his fellow men. He was a member of St. John's congregation and was as exemplary church member as he was respected 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 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: 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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  1. Pittston Gazette,
  2. 14 Oct 1908, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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