A photograph of Harry Mervis, c. 1945, who was in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He loved being in the Navy, but left and returned home at his mother’s request. He went onto become an electrician in the Jones & Laughlin steel mill.
Two sisters, Celia and Sarah Perlman who emigrated from Lithuania to Homestead. Sarah is Harry’s mother, who was widowed when Harry was quite young and raised four children, two of whom were deaf, all on her own.