He was born August 20, 1917, in Canonsburg, a son of Joseph and Maria Kulisz O'Shinski.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Parish.
He worked as a press operator for Abex Corp. of Meadow Lands, prior to his retirement.
He was an
outstanding athlete and was known as "Hogan" by his friends
and family. He played professional baseball and in 1941, represented the
United States in the Pan American games in Cuba as a catcher. During that
tournament, he was voted the most valuable player.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a staff sergeant and was stationed in England. He received the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the Distinguished Unit Badge.
On May 10, 1947, he married Catherine Matyuf, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Walter (Mira Dano) O'Shinski of Canonsburg; a brother, Raymond O'Shinski of Canonsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are brothers Anthony, Frank, David and Stanley O'Shinski; and sisters Stella Palko and Mary Kobosky.
be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Sollon Funeral Home
Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor,
Phillip L. Sollon, director, where departing prayers will be held at 10:30
a.m. Monday, January 3. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11
a.m. Monday in St. Patrick's Church, Canonsburg.