Michael Kandare

Obituary of Michael J. Kandare

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Smethport - Michael J. Kandare, "Whale", 50 of Smethport, died Thursday (November 5, 2009) in the UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh, after battling cancer.He was born March 8, 1959 in Olean, NY, a son of Arlene M. Russell, of Lewis Run, PA, who survives. On May 5, 2001, in Smethport, PA, he married Constance S."Connie" Seger, who survives.Mr. Kandare was a 1977 graduate of Smethport High School and was a self employed general contractor.In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived byone daughter: Gayle M. (Armando Aponte) Blackman of Smethport, PA Grandchildren, Aleix Aponte, Ariana Apontestep son, Dylan Reed of State College, PAone sister: Lynn A. Kandare of Smethport, PAtwo brothers: Jeffrey A. (Tracey) Kandare of Berneville, PA, Bradley S. "Chip" (Adrian) Kandare of Lexington, SCNephews: Eric, Craig (Amanda), A.J., Andrew, and Ty; and Nieces: Abby and Kylie, several Aunts, Uncles, and cousins, and many lives he had touched over the years.Visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 9, from 4-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA. Funeral and committal services will be held at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the First Church of God, Eldred, PA, with the Rev. James A. Kazimer, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701, or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Funeral Service

Thursday, January 1, 1970
First Church Of God Of Eldred, PA
Eldred, Pennsylvania, United States
Service Time: 11:00 AM


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, November 9, 2009
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc.
2 Bank St.
Smethport, Pennsylvania, United States

Interment at: Rose Hill Cemetery

11:00 am
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Rose Hill Cemetery
Smethport, Pennsylvania, United States
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