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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Elmer N. Cirigliano, 102, of 7 Charlotte Ave., Bradford, PA

WWII Veteran
Elmer N. Cirigliano, 102, of 7 Charlotte Ave., Bradford, PA, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Bradford Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family

Born October 24, 1911, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Joseph and Angeline (Fortunato) Cirigliano.

Mr. Cirigliano attended Bradford Schools. He enlisted in the United States Army on March 20, 1942, and served during World War II. He was stationed in Rome, Arne, Southern France, Rhineland and Stars. He was honorably discharged October 22, 1945.

He was employed as a carpenter at Carl Swanson & Son's for 37 years. He was a member of the Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council Carpenter's Union Local 947, a member of the former Loyal Order of the Moose, Bradford Lodge #124, and the VFW.

He enjoyed coin collecting, working on jigsaw puzzles, dancing, drinking Carlo Rossi Burgundy wine daily and loved to garden.

Surviving is his wife of 26 years Rose Pire, two sons, Rev. Lynn (Joyce) Cirigliano, of Corry, and Nick (Sherry) Cirigliano, of Rixford, three step daughters, Linda (Dick) Tyger, of Bradford, Judy (Bill) Frutiger, of Bradford, and Rhonda (Ed) Dooner, of Hinckley, OH, three step sons Wesley (Deb) Pire, of Bradford, Ronald (Suzy) Pire, of Oswayo, and Glenn Morris of Bradford, one step son in law, Tony Magnetti of Bradford, 18 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, several great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Holden Cirigliano, who died in 1980, a daughter Carol Morris, two sons, Terry Cirigliano, and Bud Morris, a step daughter Carole Pire Thacker who died October 21, 2013, one brother, and three sisters.

There will be no public visitation. Private funeral services will be held for family members only in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. with Rev Lynn Cirigliano officiating. Followed by committal services and Military Honors Accorded by members of the American Legion Post #108. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society, McKean County Unit, 95 Main Street, Bradford, PA 16701, or the charity of the donor's choice.

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