Joe A. Segura, 85

Joe A. Segura, 85, of the Princeton area died on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at his residence.

Born October 15, 1928 in San Pablo, Colorado, he was the son of the late Pete N. and Rumaldita M. Quintana Segura Sr. He was married to Elsie Young Segura, who survives.

Joe served in the Marine Corp for 20 years. He earned a bronze star serving with the Force Recon at the Chosin Reservoir Campaign during the Korean War. He was a Gunnery Sergeant and also served as an Embassy Guard in China, was a drill instructor in Parris Island, South Carolina and was a recruiter in Lima, Ohio. Upon being honorably discharged from the Marines, Joe retired following 27 years working as the head of maintenance for the Ellwood City Post Office. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed farming. Joe spent hours playing solitaire.

In addition to his wife, Elsie, survivors include four sons, Charles Segura of South Carolina, Darrell K. Segura of Slippery Rock Twp,, Joel (Jazmin) Segura of Slippery Rock Twp., , Aron (Ruth) Segura of Wooster, Ohio; daughter, Deborah (Daniel) Barron of Slippery Rock Twp., and six grandchildren, Amanda (Joe) Barron, Brian Barron and Nicole, Jared, Lauren and Catalina Segura.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Loyola Peterson and a brother, Pete N. Segura Jr.

Private graveside services were held at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

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3 thoughts on “Joe A. Segura, 85

  1. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Segura family. While we didn’t know Joe directly, we knew him through his granddaughter Amanda. Chosin Marines are legend even among the Marine Corps, and Marines everywhere, past and present, 60+ years after that conflict.

    He’s resting easier now, or as easy as any Marine can, as now he’s back on duty, guarding the gates to the Heavens.

  2. I have had the great honor and privilege to work with Debbie for 25yrs. During those years we have shared our families trials and successes. But most of all, we have shared our love for our families. There was never a time when Debbie was too busy to listen or be there for me over the years. This is a testament to her parents. To raise a child who has compassion, and love for any one. especially one blessed enough to be called her friend. God bless you Debbie and your entire family. God bless your mom and dad. Your dad is with our father in heaven. 2nd Corinthians 5:8 to be absent from this flesh body , is to be present with the father .Declares we will all be with our father in heaven. also, Ecclesiastes 12:6&7 instantly when the silver cord breaks you are with the father -when the clay pot breaks-when our bodies die-we are instantly with the father. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. With much love and respect. Rosie.

  3. Joe Segura was a great man with a big heart. I was privileged to take long trips with him, he said I was his copilot. Therefore, I heard a lot of interesting stories. He was a caring grandfather and her friend. I miss him and his big personality and talent of being able to carry on a conversation with any stranger. He meant a lot to me and I miss him. I am glad he doesn’t have to suffer anymore. He is probably up in heaven carrying on a conversation with my parents.
    He is missed and loved. I couldn’t have asked for a better father-in-law.
    Rest in peace Joe

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