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A. M. Cannarsa (Anthony Cannarsa Sr.) View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania, 1941.
Classification: Builder

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May 07, 2018:

Note from the Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, July 2, 2017. -

Bruno Cannarsa's obituary gives his father's name as Anthony. It states, "He was preceded in death by two brothers: Anthony and Henry," and that one brother, Virgil, was still living. There is no mention of Alighiere.

Source:

  • "Bruno D. Cannarsa" obituary, Sorge Funeral Home, Inc. , accessed July 20, 2017, http://www.sorgefuneralhome.com/notices/Bruno-Cannarsa.
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We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

May 07, 2018:

Note from the Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, July 2, 2017. -

The grave marker for Anthony M. Cannarsa and his wife gives his birth year as 1896 and his death year as 1964. He was a veteran of World War I, serving in the United States Army as a sergeant in the Medical Corp. His wife was Solvieg (Sylvia) (1902-1981).

Source:

  • "Solveig "Sylvia" Cannarsa" gravestone, Alto Reste Burial Park, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, Find a Grave, accessed July 20, 2017. https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=77327131
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We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

Father of Alighiere,* Anthony, Bruno, Henry, and Virgil Cannarsa; A. M. Cannarsa operated Cannarsa Organs of Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania, 1941.

*Alighiere is not listed as a brother in Bruno's obituary (see note below). -Ed.

Source:

  • The Diapason, May 1941, 14.
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We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

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