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Ernest Eugene Certo, 88

July 14, 2013

Ernest Eugene Certo, 88, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, July 14, 2013,
at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

He was born May 5, 1925, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Joseph and Grace (Spader) Certo.

He was a Navy Seaman 1st Class, serving during World War II on the USS Saratoga, which sailed the Pacific and Northwest Pacific.

The ship was bombed by Japanese Kamikaze pilots off the shores of Iwo Jima; many men perished that day, and Seaman Certo was one of the wounded.

He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and other medals during his service in the United States Navy.

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