Myron L. Sorrels, 95 of Monaca passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at the Masonic Village, Sewickley where he and his wife, Rosemarie have resided for the past three years.
Born in Vandergrift, Pa, Myron was a son of the late Stacy and Margaret (Renfro) Sorrels.
At the young age of 17 years old, he enlisted in the U S Navy during World War II and honorably served aboard the USS Boxer as a Storekeeper 2nd class. He was awarded the American Theatre of War Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon and the WW II Victory Medal for his service.
Returning home, he enrolled in the former New Kensington Commercial College studying journalism. The highlight of his short employment as a journalist was an interview he did with the former actor, Jimmy Stewart. Myron worked the majority of his career for the former J & L Steel Corporation, retiring in 1984. He then gained employment in the maintenance department of the Monaca School District where he remained until his early 80’s. During the summer months, he was busy maintaining the Monaca recreation parks. A kind and generous man, he was active in the community, enjoyed playing the harmonica, walking, exercising and gardening.
He leaves his current wife, Rosemarie, to whom he was united in marriage in 1985. His first wife, Alma passed away om October 21, 1984. He also leaves a daughter, Debra (Dean) DeVincent. Two step sons, Keith (Sharon) Long and Todd Long. Two granddaughters, Brittany Lynn Newcomb to whom he had a special bond and Rebecca Holmes. Two great granddaughters, Aubree Rose Newcomb and Lydia Holmes. A sister, Suzie (Donald) Smith in New York and a brother- in- law, Arland Smith. Many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Alma, Myron was preceded in death by a son, Myron Sorrels in 2005 and a daughter Brenda Sorrels in 2011. He was also preceded by two brothers, Merle Sorrels and Paul Sorrels and two sisters, Madge Grimm and Gerry Sorrels.
Friends will be received on Sunday, Oct. 2nd from 5-8 pm and Monday from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the
Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, where services will be held on Tuesday at 10 am. Interment will follow with full military honors in Union Cemetery, Monaca.
The family has suggested memorial contributions be made, if desired to the Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Brodhead, Aliquippa, PA 15001 or the American Diabetes Association.
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