A funeral Mass for Joseph G. Molnar, 79, formerly of 72 Westwood Drive, will be said at 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of the Sacred Heart with the Rev. Sean M. Murray, pastor, and the Rev. Edward E. Papp, pastor of St. Mary’s Church, Potsdam, officiating. Burial will be in Visitation Cemetery, Norfolk.
Mr. Molnar died at 11:50 p.m. Monday [August 5, 2002] at Highland Nursing Home.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Memorial Home.
Mr. Molnar was employed in a steel mill in Elyria, Ohio, for a short time before enlisting with the Marine Corps and serving during World War II in the South Pacific. He received a Purple Heart and Silver Star.
He was a master diesel mechanic with Rouan Equipment and Heislers Equipment, both in Elyria, retiring Dec. 1, 1984.
Born Nov. 18, 1922, in Norfolk, a son of John and Margaret Bregg Molnar, he attended schools in Raymondville and Norfolk and a diesel mechanic school in Missouri.
He married Mary Papp on July 13, 1946, at the Church of the Visitation, Norfolk, with the Rev. Francis J. Connors officiating.
Surviving besides his wife are a daughter and her husband, Cheri and Zoltan Zadory, Brockville, Ontario, and five brothers, George and Francis, both of Norfolk, Peter, Bosseir, La., Gayland, Austintown, Ohio, and John, Dewitt.
Two brothers, Steve and Andrew, and two sisters, Mary Bregg and Emma Papp, died before him.
Donations may be made to Massena Volunteer Rescue Squad.