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Erma A. (Ciampoli) Kennedy

June 30, 1915 – February 7, 2019


Erma A. (Ciampoli) Kennedy, 103, Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday, February, 7, 2019 at Garvey Manor. She was born in Spruce Creek, PA, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Palma) Ciampoli. She married Edger E. Kennedy on April 4, 1935 and he preceded her in death on June 14, 1989.


She is survived by 4 grandchildren: Rhonda (Mike) Hickey, Jeffrey Schirf, John (Kerry) Kennedy, and Joseph Kennedy; 7 great-grandchildren: Morgan, Alyssa, Avery, Autumn, Joseph, Karalyn, and Tyler; and a son-in-law, Ronald Schirf.


Erma was preceded in death by a daughter, Arlene Schirf; a son Arthur; and brothers: Roland and Aristide.


Erma was a 1934 graduate of Altoona High School and retired from the Penn State Altoona Bookstore. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of a Rosary Prayer Group for 50 years and a former member of the Abbruzzese Society.

She was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church.


Friends will be received from 4pm to 8pm Thursday, February 14, 2019 in the Santella Funeral Home, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10am Friday, February 15, 2019 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Altoona. Committal at Calvery Cemetery.


In memory of Erma, donations may be made to Garvey Manor, 1037 S. Logan Blvd. Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.

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