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Edward D. "Junior" Tartaglia

June 6, 1933 ~ August 10, 2018 (age 85)

Edward D. "Junior" Tartaglia, 85, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA formerly of 239 W. 5th St., died at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA on Friday afternoon (August 10, 2018) He was born June 6, 1933 in Lock Haven, PA a son of the late Domenic and Rose Marie Policastro Tartaglia. On June 29, 1958 in Emporium he married the late Janet Lewis. Junior worked as a firearm on steam and diesel locomotives. He was part of the gang laying and repairing right of ways for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He then joined and served with the United States Navy during the Korean War. After his time in the service he worked as an assistant superintendent with PennDOT for many years. In November 1977 he became a railroad inspector for the Pennsylvania rail program inspecting track conditions and track work. He retired in December 1991. Junior was an avid democrat and a member of the Democratic Committee. He was a member of the VFW and St. Mark Catholic Church. Years ago he started an Italian American dinner and dance get together where the members enjoyed fellowship. He is survived by a daughter, Victoria (John) Songer, Emporium; a son, Edward (Lori) Tartaglia, Syracuse, NY; five grandchildren: Erin (Justin), Jonathan (Mandy), Joseph (Tasha), Kristen (Jeff) & Katie; one great granddaughter Madeline and one great grandson Noah; one sister, Rose Ann (Jack) Taylor, Florida; one brother, Robert (Letty) Tartaglia, Florida; many nieces and nephews including a special great niece Paige Scott. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by brothers, Daniel, Joseph and Lawrence Tartaglia; sisters, Jane York, Caroline Tartaglia, Helen House, Sylvia Ives and Grace Scott. Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 4-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Tuesday (August 14, 2018) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA
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