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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)

Anthony (Tony) John Misitano
  • Birth: January 3, 1918, Altoona PA
  • Death: December 6, 1969, Altoona PA
  • Marriage: September 3, 1950, Nora (Jacobs)
  • Military Service: June 6, 1941 to October 25, 1945, U.S. Army

Obituary in Altoona Mirror, December 8, 1969

Anthony J. Misitano, 51, of 318 26th Ave, owner and operator of Jacobs Confectionery Store, 1217 16th St. for the past eight years, was fatally stricken at his place of business Saturday evening, December 6th, 1969. He was dead on arrival at the Altoona Hospital at 7:15 pm.

Born January 3, 1918 in Altoona, he was a son of Frank and Frances (Mollica) Misitano.

Surviving are his wife, the former Nora Jacobs, whom he married September 3, 1950, two sons at home; his mother, of Altoona, and seven brothers and sisters Pauline of Colorado Springs, CO, Joseph of Canoga Park CA, Frank J of Sylmar CA, Mrs. Grace Lotti of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Philip, Vincent and Thomas of Altoona.

During World War II he served with General George Patton's 3rd Army, 10th Armored Division.

Tony with the cavarly in 1941, and after the war in uniform

Nephew Jim Jr.'s Final Notes

Uncle Tony was a very bright and engaging person. His passing at the age of 51 when I was just starting college stands in my memory as a beacon over the years that reminds me that our family, while carrying some very favorable genes indeed, also carries those genes that make us vulnerable to heart ailments later in life.

His wife, Aunt Nora, was an especially pleasant and friendly person, and while Tony was the first of his generation in the family to pass on, Nora was the last (of the aunts, uncles, and their spouses). She was especially gracious and appreciative when we nephews would visit her at home when we had returned to Altoona for holidays.

   - Jim Jr.


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