Vath, Wilbert J.

Submitted by Maxine Hughes on Sun, 07/25/2010 - 23:40

Sharon Herald, Saturday July 24, 1926, pg 1
Sharpsville Man is Victim of Sunstroke
W. J. Vath Dies In Hospital After Being Unconscious Two Days
Wilbert J. Vath, 47, of 1410 Ridge avenue, Sharpsville, proprietor of the Vath Monumental Works and highly esteemed resident of that place, died in Buhl Hospital at 6:15, this morning from the effects of a sunstroke which he suffered about 8 Thursday morning.
Mr. Vath had been in an unconscous condition since he was stricken and his condition gradually became weaker. He was removed to Buhl Hospital Friday afternoon for treatment, but he failed to rally. About a year ago Mr. Vath suffered a sunstroke, but recovered in a few days.
Mr. Vath was born at Sandy Lake, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis P. Vath, and had been a resident of Sharpsville for the past 15 years, formerly residing in Sharon.
A man of many fine traits, he was a great favorite with all children, he took an active interst in promoting affairs, not only for his own children, but for all kiddies of the town. As a member of the Sharpsville Improvement Association, and a former member of Sharpsville Council, he was a great booster for his home community. His advice and willingness to aid in every civic enterprise will be greatly missed by his friends and associates.
He was a member of I. O. O. F. and the Methodist Church of Sharpsville. His untimely death came as a great shock to the entire community.
Surviving are his widow; four children, Thelma, Lewis, Burnell and William; one sister, Mrs. Harriet Davies of Axis, Ala., and three brothers, Harry of Holyoke, Colo., and Cal and John of Mercer.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Sharon Herald, Monday July 26, 1926
Vath Services Largely Attended
Impressive funeral services were held in memory of Wilbert J. Vath, a most highly esteemed resident of this place, whose death occurred at Buhl Hospital early Saturday morning, following a sunstroke, this afternoon at 2 o'clock from his home in Ridge avenue.
Hundreds of friends have called at the Vath home the past several days and the services today were very largely attended.
Rev. Harry Woods officiated and Odd Fellows had charge of the services. Members of the lodge were the pallbearers. The casket was banked with many beautiful floral pieces. Burial followed at Sandy Lake.
Among the out of town relatives and friends here for the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hovis and Mrs. Annie Chapman of Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Jackson and sons of Franklin; Mrs. Earl Miller of Erie; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vath and daughter of Cleveland; Cal and John vath and their families of Mercer; Mrs. William Quinby and son of Pittsburgh; Mrs. David Davies and daughter of Cleveland; Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Avery of Erie; Mr. and Ms. J. Vath and family, Mrs. and Mrs. Newton Holland and Mrs. Louise Byers of Youngstown.

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