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Velma N. (Capanna) Gajan

May 20, 1925 ~ January 7, 2021 (age 95)

Obituary

 

Velma Norma Gajan, 95, of Coal Center, PA, died Thursday, January 7, 2021.

 

She was born Wednesday, May 20, 1925, in California, PA, a daughter of the late Pietro and Amelia (Giovanardi) Capanna.

 

She was a member of Long Branch Community Grange #2072.   She owned and operated Gajan's Home Dressed Meats and she worked in Capanna's Dairy Bar on Malden Road.  Velma was also the treasurer of the Citizen's Ambulance Service of California for many years.

 

In addition to her parents Velma was preceded in death by her husband John Gajan on June 13, 1977, two brothers, Norman and Enrico Capanna and her son, John P. Gajan on July 1, 2014.

 

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter & son-in-law, Amelia & James Mitchell of Coal Center, PA, numerous nieces and nephews and many cousins.

 

Friends will be received in the Mariscotti Funeral Home, Inc., Anthony N. Mariscotti, Supervisor, 323 Fourth Street, California, PA on Sunday, January 10, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and until 11:00 am on Monday, January 11, 2021 when funeral services will be held in the funeral home with Rev. Gary Gregg officiating.

 

Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery.

 

In keeping in compliance with the guidelines set forth by the Commonwealth, a limited number  of visitors  may be in the funeral home at one time.  We seek everyone’s cooperation and patience in practicing Covid-19 universal precautions, social distancing, the wearing face masks is mandatory at all times while in the funeral home and limiting your visit to 5 minutes or less.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Velma N. (Capanna) Gajan, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Sunday
January 10, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Mariscotti Funeral Home, Inc.
323 4th Street
California, PA 15419

Visitation
Sunday
January 10, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mariscotti Funeral Home, Inc.
323 4th Street
California, PA 15419

Funeral Service
Monday
January 11, 2021

11:00 AM
Mariscotti Funeral Home, Inc.
323 4th Street
California, PA 15419

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