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Joseph Persina

Joseph Persina

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — Joseph Larry Persina, 74, of New Cumberland passed away at his home on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, following a lengthy illness.

A son of the late Joseph and Margaret Gibson Persina, he was born in Concord, N.C. on July 3, 1945.

He retired from the Quaker State Oil Refinery in Newell where he worked as a process operator, and he was a Catholic by faith. A veteran of the US Navy, he was a graduate of St. Anthony’s High School in Follansbee.

He leaves his wife and care giver, Gail Wojnar Persina; two sons, Michael (Ann) Persina of Waynesville, Ohio, and Joseph Larry (Cindy) Persina of Wintersville, Ohio; two brothers, William James (Joanne) Persina of Maryland, and Phillip Jeffrey (Karen) Persina of Follansbee; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Father Jeeson Stephan will preside for private Catholic Funeral Liturgy at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chester. These services are in the care of the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester.