Well Known Retired Farmer Died Saturday

Joseph A. Gruber, a well known Astoria resident, died Saturday at his home in the southeast part of town, aged 77 years, 1 months and 22 days. Death was due to a heart ailment.

Mr. Gruber retired from farm life several years ago.

Joseph A. Gruber was born Dec. 3, 1863, in Lancaster county Pa., the son of Joseph A. and Susan Aldringer Gruber. On March 3, 1889, he was married to Lizzie Wherley, who preceded him in death several years ago. To this union four children were born, three preceding him in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Grace Bloomfield; two brothers, Chris and Levi Gruber, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Benton, all of Astoria.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, at the Astoria Church of the Brethren, of which he was a member. The Rev. Lester E. Fike officiated. The body was placed temporarily in the Astoria Memorial Mausoleum on account of the wet condition in the South Fulton cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 10/29/1941


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