Russell Francis Cariot, 92, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 at Margaretville Hospital following a brief illness. His family is so grateful to the Hospital for providing such wonderful care.
He was born October 2, 1927, in McAdoo, PA, one of 9 children. His parents were James and Carmela Cariot. His father was a coal miner and determined that none of his children would work in the mines. None did. They were all successful in their fields.
Russ graduated from Ithaca College and was a music teacher his entire career. He taught music in Rochester, Hancock and Margaretville, NY. He served in the Army near the end of World War II and played in the Army band, traveling with them to Puerto Rico and Panama.
He was predeceased by his parents, 7 of his siblings, and his dear wife, Doris. He is survived by his daughters, Jane Miller (Steve) and JoAnn Maender (Norman), grandchildren, Sarah Miller, Amanda Miller Wolf (David), Eric Maender (Kasandra), Col. Ryan Maender (Alexis), greatgrandchildren Elizabeth and Elliot Wolf, Jonas and Leanna Maender, Alyse and Ana Maender, and his sister Teresa, 89. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews with whom he remained very close.
He and his wife, Doris, played in a dance band every Saturday night at the Kass Inn for over 25 years, Russ playing trumpet, Doris piano. He was a devoted care giver to his wife in her later years. He was an avid fisherman and golfer. The most important thing to Russ was family. He loved living in these mountains.
Calling hours will be on Sunday, Dec. 29, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held at Hynes Funeral Home, Walnut Street in Margaretville on Monday, Dec. 30 at Noon. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to Fairview Public Library in Margaretville, or any local charity of your choice.