Carole Thacker

Carole D. Pire-Himes-Thacker, 68, of 3 Charlotte Ave., Bradford, passed away Monday (Oct. 21, 2013) surrounded by her loving family at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
Born April 20, 1945, in Bradford, she is a daughter of Rose A. Ackley Pire of Bradford and the late Ronald A. Pire Jr.
Mrs. Thacker attended Bradford schools. She had been employed at Airco Speer in Bradford and Pfizer Labs in California. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the former Bradford Moose Lodge Auxiliary.
She was a huge John Wayne movie fan and a San Francisco 49ers fan. She collected Pepsi memorabilia, loved to listen to Karaoke and enjoyed outdoor activities.
Surviving, in addition to her mother Rose and her stepfather Elmer Cirigliano of Bradford, is her companion Tony Magnetti; her former husband Terry Himes; three daughters, Tammy Himes of Bradford, Terri (Rick) Bartlebaugh of Corning, N.Y., and Donna Dee (Jeff) Thacker of Bradford; one son, Edward (Michelle) Himes of Bradford; three sisters, Linda (Dick) Tyger of Bradford, Judy (Bill) Frutiger of Bradford and Rhonda (Ed) Dooner of Hinckley, Ohio; two brothers, Wesley (Deb) Pire of Bradford and Ronald (Suzy) Pire of Oswayo; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
At the family's request, there will be no visitation. Funeral arrangements will be held at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44195.
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Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 23 to Oct. 29, 2013