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Coda - Final Notes and Obituaries for Jim Misitano's Parents and Siblings

(Obituaries edited to remove names of grandchildren of Jim's parents)

Pauline Rita Misitano
  • Birth: October 19, 1919, Altoona, PA
  • Death: April 6, 1986, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Government Service: Local Gov't offices, U.S. Air Force Academy, Pentagon

Obituary in Altoona Mirror, April 8, 1986

Pauline R Misitano, 66, of 1945 SW 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL, formerly of Altoona, died unexpectedly at 6:30 pm Sunday, April 6, 1986, in her home.

Miss Misitano retired from the U.S. Government in March 1985, after 44 years service. She had worked as a secretary in the Pentagon, Washington, DC, and at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO.

She was born October 19, 1919, in Altoona, the daughter of Frank and Francesca (Mollica) Misitano.

Surviving are six brothers and sisters: Philip, Vincent, Joseph and Thomas of Altoona, Frank of Winlock WA, and Grace Lotti of Fort Lauderdale, with whom she resided.

Pauline at home in Colorado

Nephew Jim Jr.'s Final Notes

Aunt Pauline was a super kind and gentle person, extremely bright and witty and quick to engage us toddlers visiting our grandparents' house with interesting conversation. We learned of and were amazed by her disciplined diet that seemed to us to consist solely of various vegetable juices, but of course that has to be selective memory on my part from too long a time ago.

It was also very impressive the way she selflessly uprooted herself from an easy life after retirement to move to Fort Lauderdale to live with and lend assistance to her sister Grace who had fallen ill at the time.

   - Jim Jr.


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