Lawrence J. Calvario, 81, a lifelong resident of Elkland, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013, at the VA Medical Center in Bath, N.Y.
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Born Aug. 9, 1931 in Corning, N.Y., he was the son of the late Giacinto and Angelina (Pesolia) Calvario.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and retired from Verizon after 44 years of service. Larry was a member of the Elkland Volunteer Fire Company for 47 years, where he was a former assistant chief and called bingo for many years and a member of the Post #428 Leon O'Bryan American Legion. He loved to hunt and was a lifelong member of the NRA.
Larry is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Lela; his two daughters and sons-in-law, Lori and Michael Snyder and Lisa and Dale Howell; and his grandsons, Noah, Lucas and Isaiah.
He was predeceased by his brother, Vincent.
The family would like to thank the entire staff of the Bath VA Medical Center for the wonderful care they provided over the years.
Family will receive friends on Friday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 West Main Street, Elkland, and on Saturday, 10 to 11 a.m. at the Parkhurst Presbyterian Church, 302 West Main Street, Elkland. A funeral service will be held immediately following on Saturday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dorothy Densmore and Lt. Col. Alan R. Goodrich officiating.
Burial, with military honors, will be in Highland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Elkland Volunteer Fire Company, 105 Parkhurst Street, Elkland, Pa. 16920, or to the Parkhurst Presbyterian Church.
Obituary published in the June 19 issue of the Free Press-Courier
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Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from June 12 to June 25, 2013