In Memoriam

Remembering The Faculty And Staff That We Have Lost …

Joseph Argiro


April 29, 1985

From the Pittsburgh Press :

Joseph Frank Argiro, chairman of the Upper St. Clair High School science department, died of cancer on Monday April 29, 1985, in his Upper St. Clair home.

Mr. Argiro, 54, of Harrow Road, joined the high school staff as a science instructor in 1956. A native of Fairmont, W.Va., he earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees from West Virginia University.

He was the author of "The Human Heart," an instruction booklet used in the Life Progress Learning Series, an educational program that he developed for high school students.

He was a member of the National Science Teachers Association, the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, the National Biology Teachers Association and the Westinghouse Science Talent Search. He also was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife, Carol; a daughter, Sheryl, and two sons, Scott and Brad, all of Upper St. Clair, his mother, Barbara of Upper St.Clair; three sisters, Julia Lipps of Upper St. Clair, Louise Biddle of West Elizabeth, and Sylvia Urbanski of Natrona; and a brother, Tom of Martinsburg, W.Va.

Viewing, for family members only, will be held at l0 a.m. tomorrow at the Milton E. Hamel Mortuary, 169 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair. A mass of Christian burial will be offered 1 p.m. tomorrow at St. Louise de Marillac Catholic Church, 310 McMurray Road, Upper St.Clair. Burial will be in the Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters, Washington County.

Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Joseph Frank Argiro Memorial Fund to be established by the Upper St. Clair School District, 1820 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair, 15241.


Contact Us

Be Social

© 2019 By The Upper St. Clair High School Class Of 1979