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 Letitia Mae “Tish” <I>Mackey</I> Caroff

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Letitia Mae “Tish” Mackey Caroff

  • Birth 19 May 1905 Llanfair, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 10 Jan 1983 Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Dunlo, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 14473965

Johnstown Tribune: March 27, 1926

Caroff - Mackey.

James J. Caroff and Miss Letitia Mackey, both of Dunlo, were married at 9 o'clock this morning at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, Westmont, by Rev. Father Stephen A. Ward. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Clarence Jones of Dunlo. The attendants were James B. Caroff, a cousin of the bridegroom, and Miss Agnes Mackey, a sister of the bride. The wedding breakfast was served at one of the local hotels, after which the bridal party returned to Dunlo, where the bridegroom is employed as a miner.

* I fixed numerous spelling errors that existed in the original article.

June 13, 1968
Dunlo, Pa
Mrs. Letitia Caroff
Forest Hills School System
Sidman, Pa

My dear Tish; -
Please permit me to address you so, because we have been friends for such a long time, and you have been dear to us, and also to a host of children who have passed through your grade level on their way to their educational rewards.

First, I would congratulate you on the efficient and commendable service you have performed for the Forest Hills, Adams – Summerhill and Adams Township School Districts.

I know that the inner satisfaction you have received while performing your service as a teacher, was truly overwhelming, because it was reflected in your appearance, character, personality, and all other good attributes, which show outwardly to people.

I am sure also, that the many, many children who came under your supervised direction, will long remember you, as a true and living symbol of the word teacher; a word which in the past few years, seems to headed for extinction, and oblivion.

I can remember you best in my fifteen years of service as a school director, by always being greeted by you, both cordially and with a smile.

Being a realist, I am quite sure that you had days when everything seemed wrong and blue, but my observation was that you possessed the quality and personality to screen them from your pupils and fellow school people.

When I had occasion to visit your school, I cannot remember a single time when you complained about anything, so my tribute to you would be that as a school employee, you earned everything and more that the school district ever paid you.

Daisy and I both hope and pray, that since you have rewarded so many children, by your guidance and example, that you will now be rewarded, with a long and happy retirement.

With the warmest regards,
Jim White
Forest Hills School System
Dunlo, Pa


Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: 12 Jan 1983

CAROFF – Mrs. Letitia M., 77, Dunlo, died Jan. 10, 1983, at Memorial Hospital. Born May 19, 1905, in Llanfair, daughter of George Mackey and Sarah (McManus) Mackey-Jones.Preceded in death by parents; stepfather, Clarence T. Jones; husband James J.; and son, James Allen. Survived by these children: Dr. Romuald, married to former Barbara Foy; William, married to former Mary Kathryn Bowers; and George, married to former Carol Merrit, all of Windber, R.D.2; Theresa, wife of Judge Joseph F. O'Kicki, and Gilbert, married to former Julie Ann Hartnett, both of Johnstown; and Sarah, wife of Dr. Charles McElfresh, Wayne; and daughter-in-law, Betty (Schuster) Caroff, Telford; also 33 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Sister of Margaret Smith of Houtzdale; Ellen Caroff, Clearwater, Fla; James Mackey, Berwyn Jones and Clifford Jones, all of Cleveland, Ohio; and Clarence Jones, Woodbridge, Va. Retired teacher from Forest Hills School District. Member of Altar & Rosary Society of Corpus Christi Catholic Church; Post 573, American Legion auxiliary; and Retired Teachers' Association. Family will receive friends after 2 p.m. Wednesday at Homer J. George Funeral Home, Salix, where wake service will be held at 8:15 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, church cemetery.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 14473965
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Letitia Mae “Tish” Mackey Caroff (19 May 1905–10 Jan 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14473965, citing Corpus Christi Cemetery, Dunlo, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by RandallF. (contributor 48047144) .