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Costanzo, Michele  
JOHNSONBURG - Michele "Michael" Costanzo, 91, of 314 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died Monday morning (Dec. 22, 2014) at his residence following a brief illness. On Feb. 27, 1947, in Italy, he married Emanuela Perri, who died Aug. 13, 2013. Surviving are two sons, Frank (Jane) Costanzo of Hummelstown and Carl Costanzo of Johnsonburg; two daughters, Donna M. Costanzo of Ridgway and Diana (Joe) Galati of Harrisburg; seven grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Lorinda and Gregg Costanzo, Thomas McClelland Jr., Timothy and Christina McClelland and Gianina Galati; one great-granddaughter, Kenzie McClelland; and one brother and three sisters, Guiseppe, Angelina, Rosaria and Petrunila, all in Italy. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, with the Rev. David J. Wilson, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Johnsonburg. Share your condolences at
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Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 23, 2014 to Jan. 8, 2015
Cummings, Helen  
EMPORIUM - Helen A. Cummings, 103, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, died at the Manor on Sunday (Dec. 21, 2014) evening. Barnett Funeral Home Inc. is entrusted with arrangements.
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Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 23 to Dec. 30, 2014
Cuthbertson, Colleen  
Colleen MacLeod Cuthbertson, 64, of 280 East Main St., Bradford, passed away Tuesday (Dec. 23, 2014) at UPMC Hamot surrounded by her loving family. Born Jan. 28, 1950, in Salamanca, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Bruce MacLeod and the late Ellen Mae Mendell Renzulla. She was a 1968 graduate of Salamanca High School. On Aug. 3, 1968, in the First Baptist Church, she married James Robert Cuthbertson, who survives. She had been employed at The Willows Restaurant as a waitress, The Bradford Era as an advertising salesperson and later at Zippo Manufacturing. She liked to read, garden, paint and enjoyed any time she spent at Allegany State Park. Her greatest joy was spending time with and loving her grandchildren. Surviving is one son, Brian (Megan) Cuthbertson of McDonald, Pa.; one daughter, Dr. Jill (Assim Al-Mandhrey) Cuthbertson of Erie; four grandchildren, Alex, Sarah, Max and Sophia; two sisters, Kay Bretherton of Bradford and Patty (Todd) Lindell of Great Valley, N.Y.; two half-sisters, Marilyn Oakes in South Carolina and Ann Hill in Florida; three half-brothers, Bruce MacLeod in Nevada, Leland (Shirley) MacLeod in Pennsylvania and James (Renee) MacLeod in South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Bruce. At Colleen's request there will be no public services. Private services will be held for the family at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Memorials, if desired, may be made to The Bradford Public Library. Online condolences may be made at
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Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 25 to Dec. 31, 2014

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Coast, J. Wesley  
ELDRED - J. Wesley "Wes" Coast, 81, of Eldred, passed away early Tuesday morning (Dec. 16, 2014) at the Bradford Nursing Pavilion, where he was cared for through a lengthy illness. Wesley, the fourth of eight children, was born July 31, 1933, to Kenneth and Freda Coast in Van, Pa. On Sept. 19, 1954, he married his lifelong best friend, Jean L. Causer, at the Duke Center Evangelical United Brethren Church. He was a 1951 graduate of Otto High School. Wesley acquired lifelong friendships through his work with Garrison Supply, Olean Wholesale, where he worked as a general merchandiser to local grocery stores, and also Dunkirk Ice Cream, from which he retired in 1995. Wesley was the owner of Wes's Craft and Hobby, Tony's Drive In, and Fox's Pizza. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brothers, Buck and Jim, and was most known for traveling to area churches to sing with his good friend, Gene Rote. Wesley is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean Coast; three children, Valerie (Paul) Ambroselli of Olean, N.Y., Wesley Coast of Aurora, Colo., and Beth (Erik) Coletti of Duke Center. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Sara, Clarice, and Dominic; two great-grandchildren, Landon, and Isaiah; a brother, Donald Coast; and three sisters, Tirzah Parsons, Dorothy Sherman and Doris Parker. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Coast and James Coast; and a sister, Eleanor Coast. Friends will be received at the Duke Center United Methodist Church on Oil Valley Road from 6 to 8 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at the Duke Center United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Gary L. Sheesley officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Duke Center United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 301, Duke Center, PA 16729. Online condolences may be made at
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Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 17 to Dec. 24, 2014

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Calhoun, Gary  
SHINGLEHOUSE - Gary D. Calhoun, 76, of Shinglehouse, passed away on Wednesday (Dec. 10, 2014) at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 9, 1938 in Port Allegany, he was a son of Golden R. and Marjorie F. Stonemetz Calhoun. Gary enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1956 and served for over 20 years, attaining the rank of E6 (First Class Petty Officer). During his military career, he traveled extensively throughout the world. He also was a driver in the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. After retiring from the Navy, Gary was employed at the Olean General Hospital in Olean, N.Y., as the department head for Central Supply. While employed there, he attended Jamestown Community College in Olean, earning his associate's degree in business. He was then employed by the North Carolina Prison System where he retired as a corrections officer. He attended the former Evangelical United Brethren Church in Coneville and then later the Ceres United Methodist Church. He was a member of Sharon Lodge #598 F. & A.M. in Shinglehouse, a member of Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530, and faithfully served with the Potter County Honor Guard. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, golfing, and watching westerns. He loved his dog Pugsley, but his greatest love was his family. Surviving are a son, John G. (Lisa) Calhoun of Kernersville, N.C.; a daughter, Heidi (Ricky Nudd) Calhoun-Nudd of Shinglehouse; four grandchildren, Joel G. Calhoun, John T. Calhoun, Madison I. Nudd, and Holly B. Calhoun; two sisters, Maxine L. Rice of Shinglehouse and Gayle L. (Bernard) Zawrotny of Bath, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Gary was predeceased by two brothers, Dennis D. Calhoun and an infant brother. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 S. Union St., Shinglehouse, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in Rathbone Cemetery, Coneville. Members of Sharon Lodge #598 F. & A.M. will conduct a memorial service at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday evening. Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord full military honors on Monday. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse American Legion, PO Box 25. Shinglehouse, PA 16748. To express condolences or share a fond memory of Gary, please visit
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Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 12 to Dec. 20, 2014
Cammaroto, Carmelo  
Carmelo "Rudy" Cammaroto, 91, of Bradford, passed away on Sunday (Dec. 14, 2014) at his son's home. He was born on June 18, 1923, in Spruce Creek, the son of the late Vincenzo and Katerina Cammaroto. On Jan. 29, 1949, in St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church, Bradford, he married Rose Marie Chileo, who preceded him in death on June 27, 2005. Mr. Cammaroto was a graduate of the Huntingdon High School, Huntingdon. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II; while in the military he was stationed stateside and served as an airplane mechanic. He was a member of St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church, where he was an usher for many years; the Italian American Progressive Club, where he was a past officer; and he was a lifetime member of the LaStella Lodge, where he was a past officer and a former advisory board member. He was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan and an avid New York Yankees fan. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved going to air shows and seeing old war planes. Mr. Cammaroto was employed for several years at the former Bovaird & Seyfang Manufacturing Co. until its closure; at that time he started working for Bradford Pipe and Supply Co. until his retirement. He is survived by one son, Vincent "Rudy" husband of Robin Cammaroto of Bradford; one daughter, Catherine "Cathy" Holzwarth of Bradford; one grandson, Matthew (Meggan) Holzwarth of Geneseo, N.Y.; two great-grandchildren, Madelynn Rose Holzwarth and Maxwell Bennett Holzwarth; and one nephew, Francis Leidy of Spruce Creek. In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Carmela Leidy. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Mascho Funeral Home Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Wednesday at St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata as celebrant. The LaStella Lodge will meet as a group at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Burial and military honors will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church, P.O. Box 2394, Bradford, PA 16701. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc.       Online condolences can be expressed at
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Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 15 to Dec. 23, 2014
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