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Steven A. Messiora, 74

March 11, 2009

AUG. 14, 1934-MARCH 9, 2009

INWOOD, W.Va. -- Steven Andrew Messiora, 74, of Inwood, died Monday, March 9, 2009, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center. 

Born Aug. 14, 1934, in Morgantown, W.Va., he was the son of Julia Farkas Messiora of Morgantown and the late Alexander Messiora. 

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy. 

He retired from the Baltimore City Fire Department. 

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Phyllis Shade Riggs Messiora; three daughters, Joyce A. Messiora of Inwood, Sharon Ridgeway of Great Cacapon, W.Va., and Barbara Markley of Hedgesville, W.Va.; one son, Steven A. Messiora Jr. of Hampstead, Md.; two sisters, Helen Savage of Ohio and Shirley Matthews of Morgantown, W.Va.; one brother, Alexander Messiora of Morgantown; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home's South Berkeley Chapel, Inwood. The Rev. Donald Dick will officiate. Burial will be in Central Chapel Cemetery.


The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at South Berkeley Chapel.

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