Frank Tangora

Frank Tangora, 93, of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 2 2017 at The Grove at Harmony PA.

He was born in Aliquippa on August 6 1924, to the late the late Pasquale and Antonetta Tangora.

Frank attended Aliquippa High School, and then served in the US Army 5th Air Force during WWII, with the 90th Bombardment Group, in New Guinea, the Bismark Archepelago, and the Phillippines.

After his discharge, Frank worked for the A.M. Byers Corp. in Ambridge, and later retired from the P.&L.E. Railroad, in Aliquippa.

He was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish Church in Ellwood City. Frank favorite pasttimes were railroad history, flower gardening, and big band music, with a keen interest in Frank Sinatra.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lois E. Bash Tangora; one son, Frank Tangora Jr. of Hookstown; and stepchildren: Charles (and Carol) Hammersmith, David Hammersmith, and Connie Curry, all of Ellwood City; Cathleen Hammersmith of Harmony ; and Cynthia Norge of New Castle.

He is also survived by one sister, Pauline McBride, of Freedom, in addition to eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucille; and brothers, Carl and Joseph; and sisters, Grace Eazor, Daisy Pawelkoski, Mary Ellison, and Antoinette Murray.

No visitation is planned, and services will be private. The TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 500 Sixth Street, Ellwood City, is entrusted with arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to Holy Redeemer Parish, Ellwood City PA 16117.

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