Sisco, Orrie C. 1902-1990

Obituary – Orrie C. Sisco
Contributed to Genealogy Pit Stop
By Roberta Bear
The Vindicator, 24 Oct. 1990

ORRIE C. SISCO, 88; was chief powerhouse engineer

SALEM – Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Stark Memorial funeral home for Orrie C. Sisco, 88, of 250 Continental Drive, who died Tuesday morning in Salem Community hospital, where he had been a patient for two weeks.

Mr. Sisco was born July 18, 1902, in Ellsworth Township, a son of Charles and Agnes Butler Sisco, and moved to Salem in 1949 from Canfield. He was employed for 40 years as the chief powerhouse engineer for the former Mullins Manufacturing Co. in Salem.

He had taught classes in steam plant engineering at the Choffin Career School in Youngstown. He also taught at Youngstown South High School and Alliance High School. Mr. Sisco owned and operated the first automobile garage in Ellsworth.

Certified by the U.S. Navy as a marine steam engineer, he was a licensed steam engineer, first class, in Ohio and was an honorary member of the National Association of Power Engineers of America. He was a graduate of Ellsworth schools, Michigan State Automobile School and the Cook School of Electricity in Pittsburgh. Mr. Sisco was a member of the Perry Masonic Lodge 185 F&AM, Salem Chapter 94 Royal Arch Masons, Salem Omega Council 44, Salem Commandary Knights Templar 42, and the Al Koran Shrine of Cleveland.

His wife, the former Esther Layden, whom he married in 1951, died Nov. 17, 1987. He leaves a niece, a nephew and two step-grandchildren.

Three brothers, George, David and Comfort Sisco, and two sisters, Miss Edith Sisco and Mrs. Mary Layman, are deceased.