John E. “Po” Hall, age 99 of Mars, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Butler VA Heath Care Community Living Center. A US Navy Veteran who served aboard the USS Charrette DD581 during World War II, he was born September 26, 1920 in Pittsburgh, the son of Albert and Ada Hall and brother of Stella Hill, who passed away at age 93. John married Mary M. (Firczak) Hall of September 21, 1946 and had 60 wonderful years together. Mary passed away on April 15, 2007. He worked at US Steel, Clairton Works, 22” rolling mill for 46 years. After retiring, he moved to Phoenix, AZ to enjoy life with Mary for 24 happy years. They enjoyed travelling and going to the Navy Reunions. John was a lifelong member of the American Legion, Daniel Keffer Post # 75 of Clairton. He is survived by his son Charles Hall; his daughter Cathy (Bruce) Shuster; his grandchildren Jonathan Hall and Kelly, Sally, and Nicole Shuster; his brother –in-law Bill (Donna) Firczak; his sister-in-law Wilma (Paul) Fedorka; and also nieces and nephews: Leo, Beverly, Diane, Scott, Rick, Paula, Tom, Lisa, and Joe. John loved Frank Sinatra and his song “My Way,” and he loved and enjoyed his life “his way.” John’s Family is so thankful to the whole staff at the VA Community Living Center for making “Po” so comfortable. Everyday when we were leaving, he would tell us to make sure the doors are locked. Private graveside services will be held in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at the convenience of the family, and are in the care of the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton.
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