Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Murtha to be Laid to Rest Tuesday

Funeral and visitation details are being finalized for the late Congressman John Murtha. Murtha passed away this week while being treated for complications following gallbladder surgery. He was 77. A visitation will be held at the Frank Duca Funeral Home in Murtha’s hometown of Westmont. (1622 Menoher Blvd. 15905) Sunday and Monday. Hours for the visitation have not yet been finalized. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 Tuesday at Westmont Presbyterian Church. (601 Luzerne St. 15905) The funeral service will be closed to the public but citizens are welcome at the viewing. Murtha will be laid to rest at the Grandview Cemetery in Westmont. Congressman Murtha became the longest serving congressman from Pennsylvania just days before his death. He was first elected in 1974.

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