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BuilderID 1039

Builder Identification

Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania, 1941.

Additional Notes

  • 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.

    Source:

    • The Diapason, May 1941, 14.
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  • 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.

    Bruno was born October 13, 1937, in Pittsburgh, he was a 1955 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School. He retired from the family business, Cannarsa Organ Co. of Duncansville. Bruno died on August 9, 2011, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, at age 73.

    Source:

    • "Bruno D. Cannarsa" obituary, Sorge Funeral Home, Inc. , accessed July 20, 2017, http://www.sorgefuneralhome.com/notices/Bruno-Cannarsa.
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  • Note from the Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, July 2, 2017. —

    Grave marker for Anthony M. Cannarsa gives his birth year as 1890 and 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) 1901-1981.

    Source:

    • "Solveig "Sylvia" Cannarsa" gravestone, Find a Grave, Alto Reste Burial Park, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania. Accessed July 20, 2017. https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=77327131
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Database Entries

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