Phillip Distrola

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  • "I'm glad that I got the chance to meet with him one last..."
    - Daniel Distrola
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Friends of Phillip Distrola, 84, of Center Point, Iowa, formerly of Bradford, and Salamanca, N.Y., who passed away Thursday (Nov. 8, 2012) at the home of his daughter Virginia, surrounded by family, are welcome to join the family for graveside services at 11 a.m. today at Wildwood Cemetery in Salamanca.
There will be no public visitation.
Born Jan. 23, 1928, in Bradford, he was the son of the late Phillip Distrola and Mary DeAugistino Distrola.
Mr. Distrola attended Bradford area schools. He was employed for 43 years as a maintenance away worker for the railroads. He retired in 1991 after working for the B&O, Chessie Systems, CX and BP Railroads.
Mr. Distrola was a former member of Moose Lodge #124.
Surviving are four daughters, Virginia Lewis of Center Point, Ann Distrola and Sharon King, both of Bradford, and Susan (Tony) Grumet in Arkansas; one son, Daniel (Debbie) Distrola in California; three stepchildren, Lareen (Fritz) Wolfe, Jeanne (Russell) Kenyon and Carl (Sue) Agnelli; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Elizabeth, who died in 2002; two brothers, Steven and Nicholas; three sisters, Patricia, Madelyn and Louise.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to McKean County at 94 Main St., Bradford, PA.
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Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 17 to Nov. 23, 2012
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