US Navy

Philip James Marva

May 1, 1944 ~ December 15, 2020 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Philip Marva Obituary

Philip James Marva, age 76 of Smithfield passed away in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Pa on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. He was born in Georges Township on May 1, 1944 a son of Steven and Mary Zelenak Marva.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by and infant daughter, Paula; brothers: Bernard Marva, Robert Marva, John Marva, Richard Marva, Steven Marva; sisters: Irene Perseley and Anna Jane Marva.

Philip worked at J & L Steel, Cleveland, OH for 13 years, Duquesne Light – Warwick Mines in Greene County then was a self-employed electrician. He loved sitting on a bench under his favorite tree, deer hunting and listening to Polka music. His greatest pleasure was spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Janet Maureen Hockenberry Marva; children: Philip James Marva Jr and his wife Meg of Smithfield, Sharon Tolbert and her husband Dave of Uniontown; grandchildren: Damon Tolbert Navy 2nd Class Petty Officer, Jared Tolbert and Ashley Marva;  brother, Paul (Carolyn) Marva of Mainville, OH; sisters: Bernice (Ted) Vilk of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Mary Ann (Joseph) Skala of Smithfield, Helen Jane Kuchno of Uniontown; two best friends: Bill and Russ.

A private visitation was held for the family at the Goldsboro-Fabry Funeral Home, Inc., Fairchance, PA. Interment was private.

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