Crystal F. Cucchiaro
Olean, NY Crystal F. Cucchiaro, 94, of 350 Front St. passed away Sunday (June 23, 2019) at the Absolut Care of Allegany.
Born January 12, 1925 in Cattaraugus she was the daughter of Earl and Leona Rogers. On June 25, 1977 she married Salvatore Cucchiaro who predeceased her March 22, 2003.
Mrs. Cucchiaro attended school in Cattaraugus. Her first employment began during WWII in Rome, NY where she was an inspector for the US Army Corps of Engineers. After moving to the Olean area she worked for the former Hi-Q Co. and later for the former Acme Electric Co., first in Allegany and then for the Cuba facility.
She enjoyed crafts of all types, especially crocheting and quilting. She also enjoyed playing games such as euchre, yatzee and playing bingo. She was a very good cook and loved to bake. She especially loved to travel and visit the casino.
Surviving are her 3 children Vickie (Louis) Osten, John (Lori) Ross and Timothy Ross; 5 stepchildren Karen Anastasia, Joseph Cucchiaro, Michael (Vivian) Cucchiaro, Mary (David) Carleton and Sally (Brad) Green; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; 1 sister Greta Randolph; a sister-in-law Connie Rogers; a step-son-in-law Wayne Sherlock, Jr. and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband Salvatore she was predeceased by her former husband Vincent Ross; a step daughter Andrea Sherlock and 6 brothers and sisters Robert Rogers, David Rogers, Teresa Veno, Dennis Rogers, Earl Rogers and Maxine Martin.
Friends will be received on Thursday from 6-8pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd., Olean. A funeral service will immediately follow at 8pm in the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.