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Evelyn M. (Rockwell) Canistra

July 5, 1925 ~ March 28, 2021 (age 95)


Evelyn M. (Rockwell) Canistra, age 95, of Sun City Center, FL, and formerly a lifelong resident of Uniontown, PA passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Aston Gardens in Sun City Center, FL.

She was born on July 5, 1925 in Uniontown, PA

Daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Morgan) Rockwell.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband:  Anthony (Tony) Canistra

brothers:  Ewing and Gomer Rockwell

Step-son:  Sam Canistra

She is survived by her step-daughter:  Toni (Richard) Cicchetti of Bradenton, FL

Also survived by a niece: Patricia (Rockwell) Toboz - Meadeville, PA

nephews:  Thomas Rockwell - Meadeville, PA

            Larry (Sue) Rockwell - Uniontown, PA

            Dan (Joann) Rockwell - Mount Airy, MD

great-nieces, and great-nephews, all who loved her dearly.

After moving to Florida, she was welcomed by the extended Cicchetti family, including Vicky Watson and Jo Ann Virag and their families.  She enjoyed attending all family functions.  Evelyn also had a special bond with her dear friends, Bill and Sonja Piper.

Evelyn, along with her husband, owned various businesses in the Uniontown Area.  She worked as a bookkeeper/accountant in her husband’s tax office in Menallen Township for 16 years.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no public viewing.  A Private graveside burial service will be held for family and friends at Sylvan Heights Cemetery on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 1:00PM.

Arrangements are under the direction of The Dearth Funeral Home 35 South Mill Street New Salem, PA 15468.

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Graveside Service
April 7, 2021

1:00 PM
Sylvan Heights Cemetery
603 North Gallatin Avenue
Uniontown, PA 15401

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