William A. Caliguire

1373651_profile_picWilliam A. Caliguire, 86, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, August 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 October 10, 1953, he married Delores R. (Rotolo) Caliguire, who survives.

He served in the U.S. Army as a M.P. during the Korean Conflict.

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, a member of the Eagles, 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 twenty 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, August 12, 2014, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at S.S.C.D. with Monsignor Joseph Riccardo officiating.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Punxsutawney.

Memorial Contributions, in memory of Mr. Caliguire, may be made to VNA Hospice or to the St. Vincent De Paul Society.

To send condolences online, visit deeleyfuneralhome.com.


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