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Cesare Bartolomeo "Chet" Calandra
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1890
Provincia di Teramo
Abruzzo, Italy
Death: Aug. 20, 1962
Altoona
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA

BORN: Collecorvino, Italy
FATHER: Davide Calandra 1852-1893 Castilenti, Italy
MOTHER: Maria Lucia Leona 1852-1908
born Castilenti; died Collecorvino
WIFE: Genoveffa Albina diCamillo 1890-1983
MARRIED: Feb. 8, 1912, Altoona, PA
CHLDREN:
+ Lucy Adena Fazio 1915-2000
+ Carmelo Aldo Calandra 1916-2010
+ Erma Clara Varlotta 1919-2003
+ Enes Tilda Vest 1921-1989
+ Elva Olga Zito 1923-
+ David Rocco Calandra 1929-2011

Cesare Bartolomeo, known as Chet, was born on Feb. 23, 1890 in Collecorvino, Italy and was the 8th of nine children of Davide and Maria Lucia (nee Leone) Calandra. Chet moved to Collecorvino with his mother and family after his father died in April 1893 where he probably lived until he came to America on July 28, 1911 & became a U.S. citizen in 1918.
He enlisted in the draft for WWI on June 5, 1917 in Altoona and was living at 2206 Alley.
Chet was 22 when he married Genoveffa DiCamillo on Feb. 8, 1912 in Altoona, PA where they raised six children listed above. Chet worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad as a crane operator for 46 years and retired in 1960.
They belonged to the Methodist church.
Chet founded the Italian Society in Altoona and would go there to play cards, run meetings, etc. He loved to garden and work with wood.
He was 5'10" tall with brown hair & eyes & had a mustache his whole adult life.
He and Genoveffa had been married 50 years when he passed away on Aug. 20, 1962 in the Altoona Hosital at the age of 72 from lung cancer from breathing the coal fumes on the railroad. Genoveffa passed away 20 years later on May 23, 1983 at age 93. Both are buried at Alto Reste Park in Hollidaysburg, PA.

1. 1940 CENSUS: Blair Co, PA; 4/18/40
COLANDRA, Cerase/Cesare 50, crane operator for steam railroad; Genoveffa 49, both born in Italy, children Enez 19, Elva 16, David 11, son-in-law Charles Fazio 28, a barber, born in Italy; daughter Lucy 25, grandchildren Charles 5, Michael 3 and Cesare 1, were living at 2200 4th Ave., Altoona, PA. Charles & Michael were born in New York, all others not noted born in Penna.

2. 1930 CENSUS: Blair Co, PA; 4/10/30
CALANDRA, Cesare 40, a crane operator at the P.R.R. Co.; Genevieve 39, both born in Italy; children Lucy 15, Carmelo 13, Irma 11, Ines 9, Elva 6, David 8 mos., were living at 2021 4th Ave. in Altoona, PA.

3. 1920 CENSUS: Blair Co, PA; 1/21/20
CALANDRA, Cesare 29, crain operator for a steam railroad; wife Genevieve 29, both born in Italy, immigrated to America in 1911 & naturalized in 1918; children Lucy 5, Aldo 3 yrs. 6 mos. and Irma 1 yr, born in Penna., were living at 2127 9th Ave., Altoona, PA.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Genoveffa Albina diCamillo Calandra (1890 - 1983)
 
 Children:
  Lucy Adena Calandra Fazio (1915 - 2000)*
  Carl Aldo Calandra (1916 - 2010)*
  Irma Clara Calandra Varlotta (1919 - 2003)*
  David Rocco Calandra (1929 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Alto Reste Burial Park
Altoona
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section K, Lot 251B, Grave 3
 
Maintained by: Jane Duesler Iafelice
Originally Created by: J and K
Record added: Sep 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77327077
Cesare Bartolomeo Chet Calandra
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In remembrance of Norman's maternal grand-uncle.
- Jane Iafelice
 Added: Jan. 6, 2013
 
 
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