Injuries received in an accident at Henry Colliery, of Lehigh Valley Coal Company, on February 11, caused the death in General Hospital yesterday morning at 10:45 of Peter J. Gill, 61, of 43 Rose Avenue, Plains.
The funeral will be held from the family home Friday morning at 9. A requiem mass will be celebrated at 9:30 in Sacred Heart Church, Plains, and interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Gill, a miner at Henry Colliery, received fractures of both legs in the accident and had been hospitalized since. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, the parish Holy Name Society and Henry Local, United Mine Workers of America.
He leaves his wife, the former Miss Mary Duffy, five children: Mrs. Neil McCall, Thomas Gill, Wilkes-Barre; Peter Gill Jr., New York; Celestine and Joseph, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Michael Gannon of Parsons, and Winifred of Washington, D. C., and seven grandchildren.
The Wilkes-Barre Record - February 26, 1947
A solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated in Sacred Heart Church Plains, yesterday morning for Peter J. Gill, whose funeral was held from the family home, 43 Rose Avenue, Plains.
Officers of the mass were: Rev. Dr. Joseph McNulty, celebrant; Rev. Robert Feeney, deacon, and Rev. Andrew Lengel, subdeacon. Seated in the sanctuary were Rev. John J. King and Rev. Anthony LaCalla. Thomas Guinane was organist and soloist.
Honorary bearers, members of Henry Local 1616, UMWA, were Louis Sitar, Frank Kasaba, Louis Kelly, Joseph Trosko, Adam Osgo and Ignatius Sweeney.
Bearers were William Murphy, Amerigo Pennoni, Martin Fox, James Brannan, John Frankella and Edward Healey. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
The Wilkes-Barre Record - March 1, 1947