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Loretta Ann Gidaro Miscavige
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1936
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 2005
Pinellas County
Florida, USA

Loretta Ann Gidaro Miscavige was the daughter of Ralph Gidaro (1912 - 2004) and Dorothy Ruth Gidaro (1916 - 2003).

Loretta Gidaro is listed in the 1940 United States federal census: Father = Ralph Gidaro age 27, Mother = Dorothy Gidaro age 23, Children = Dolores Gidaro age 5, Loretta Gidaro age 4, and Virginia Gidaro age 1. They resided at 339 So Locust Street, Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, according to the 1940 census. Ralph Gidaro was employed in a coal mine, per the 1940 census. All residents per the 1940 census were born in Pennsylvania, United States.

She was the mother of Scientology leader David Miscavige.

She met her husband Ronald Miscavige, Sr., in high school in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Ronald and Loretta divorced and he remarried another woman in 1990.

She was employed for a time as a nurse.

Loretta Miscavige was the law firm accountant to Greta Van Susteren and her husband John Coale and worked for them in Clearwater, Florida.

Loretta Miscavige was survived by her former husband, Ronald Miscavige Sr., and children David Miscavige, Ronald Misavige, Jr., Denise Misavige Gentile and Lori Miscavige Verneuille and grandchildren.


"Loretta Gidaro". 1940 United States federal census. Residence: 339 So Locust Street, Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Roll: m-t0627-03596. Frame: 00638. State: Pennsylvania. County: Northumberland. Enumeration District (ED): 49-47. Page: 28A. Family no: 444. Line #: 3.

Jacoby, Mary. "High profile couple never pairs church and state". St. Petersburg Times. December 13, 1998. Florida.

Morton, Andrew. Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography. pp. 133-134. St. Martin's Press. 2008.

Nark, Jason. "From here to Scientology: Worldwide leader David Miscavige's Philly-area roots". The Philadelphia Daily News. January 3, 2012. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Reitman, Janet. Inside Scientology. Chapter 7: DM. pp. 125-126. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2011.

Note: Birth and death information confirmed by Social Security Death Index entry. SSDI lists state of issue as Pennsylvania. 
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  Ralph Gidaro (1912 - 2004)
  Dorothy Ruth Krall Gidaro (1916 - 2003)
  John Miscavige (1959 - 1959)*
*Calculated relationship
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Record added: Sep 24, 2012
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