APOPKA, Fla. - Cynthia A. (Gagliardo) Beard, 61, formerly of Eldred, passed away Tuesday (Dec. 2, 2014) in Florida Hospital South.
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Born March 20, 1953, in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Louis and Mona Jean Lippert Gagliardo. She married Dale H. Beard, who passed away on Sept. 5, 1996.
Mrs. Beard was a 1971 graduate of Olean High School. She was a long-time resident of Eldred, Pa., and spent her life as a homemaker.
Cynthia was a member of the Olean Elks Lodge #491, Olean VFW and Portville (N.Y.) American Legion #814.
She enjoyed crocheting, reading, baking, playing games on the computer and socializing with her many friends.
Surviving are a daughter, Regina (David) Torres of Apopka; a son, William (Heather) Beard of Eldred; five grandchildren, Harley, Arthur, Dalton, Hannah and Julie; two brothers, Saberio (Joyce) Gagliardo of Portville and Louie (Genie) Gagliardo of Olean; two sisters, Mary (George) Cowles and Kathy (Jeff) Bish, both of Olean; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial celebration will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 11. at the Eldred Township firehall. Burial will be in Mount View Cemetery, Olean.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to the
at www.heart.org; or the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Online condolences may be made at www.loomisfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22, 2014