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SERRA . John Anthony died on Saturday, October 9, of age related illness. He was born April 6, 1922 in Glasco, New York. He was the son of Antonio and Julia Merenda Serra. He was a lifetime member of the Glasco Fire Company, and was retired from IBM. A veteran of World War II, he received the American Service medal and the World War II Victory medal. He was predecesed by wife Eleanor Palumbo Serra, son Frank Serra, and brother Albert Serra. Survivors include his son John; granddaughters Stephanie Staby, Kim Freer, Kelly Port, and Erin Fernie; great-grandchildren Caitlin and Olivia Staby, brother Anthony Serra, sister Mary Sinnott, daughters-in-law Sharon McFarland Serra and Diane Femie, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation and burial will take place in Saugerties, New York, where he lived for 77 years. Memorials may be made to City Gospel Mission or Hospice of Cincinnati. Cremation Society of Greater Cincinnati serving the family.

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Oct. 12, 2004
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