William Caliguire (1928 - 2014)

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William A. Caliguire, 86, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
He was born June 12, 1928, in Covode, a son of the late August and Grace Paola Caliguire.
On Oct. 10, 1953, he married Delores R. Rotolo Caliguire, who survives.
He served in the U.S. Army as an M.P. during the Korean War.
He was a member of Ss. Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney where he sang in the choir and served as a cantor.
He enjoyed gardening, singing, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a past secretary at the Moose Club, a member of the Eagles Club, and also the St. Vincent De Paul Society. He was also the first president of the Jefferson County Tax Collectors Association.
He worked for Quaker Market for many years. He then went to work for the Jefferson County Tax Assessment Office and then became the tax collector for Punxsutawney for 20 years.
In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include three daughters: Cheryl Larkin of DuBois, Doreen Gotwald and husband Rick of Punxsutawney, and Susan Mitchell and husband Dan of Punxsutawney; six grandchildren: Justin Larkin and wife Sara, Julie Larkin, Theresa Gotwald, Ryan Gotwald, Lee Mitchell and wife Carissa, and Erin Hunger and husband John; five great-grandchildren: Fox and Gemma Larkin and Ariana, Anthony, and Ezra Mitchell; and two sisters, Margaret Noell and Rose Gomola; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Frances Mary, and a brother, John Caliguire.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at S.S.C.D. with Monsignor Joseph Riccardo officiating.
Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Punxsutawney.
Memorial donations, in memory of Mr. Caliguire, may be made to VNA Hospice or to the St. Vincent De Paul Society.
Online condolences may be made at www.deeleyfuneralhome.com.
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33 Hillcrest Drive PUNXSUTAWNEY
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
(814) 938-5400
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Published in The Courier Express from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2014
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Punxsutawney, PA   (814) 938-5400