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Obituaries > LOY, JOSEPH F.

Joseph F. Loy, 86, of Brookline, passed away peacefully Monday, May 2, 2011, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband for 56 years of the late Bernice A. Loy; loving father of Ken (Joanne) Loy, Marianne (Harry) Neel, Timothy and Nancy Loy, Jeanne Brown, Claudia (Paul) Ziegler, Lucy (Lucio) Santella and the late Gerard Loy, who passed March 4, 1984 at the age of 20. Joseph was a fun loving grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of 10; cherished brother of Louise O’Connor; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Joe served in the Pacific Theater during World War II and was a recipient of two Purple Hearts. He was a member of the 6th Marine Corps Raider Division and was a distinguished member of the South Hills Pittsburgh Detachment 726, Marine Corps League Inc. Upon returning from his tour of duty, Joe returned to the tire re-treading business and married the love of his life, Bernice, on May 3, 1948. Joe was the sole owner of the Joseph F. Loy Tire Service. Friends and family will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Church of the Resurrection, Brookline. Interment at Jefferson Memorial Park. Joe’s family would like to thank Michele Lagnese for her loving, dedicated and compassionate care of their father. They would also like to thank the VA Homemaker Home Care Services. Memorial contributions may be made to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, PO Box 227, Quantico, VA 22134.