|Verna Pungitore obituary
||[Dec. 22nd, 2008|09:22 am]
From today's Bloomington Herald-Times:|
Verna L. Pungitore, 67
APRIL 30, 1941 — DEC. 20, 2008
Verna L. Pungitore, of Bloomington, died Saturday, December 20, 2008, at Bell Trace Health and Living Center. She was 67 years old.
Born April 30, 1941, in Clairton, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Dominic and Carmella (Enos) Pungitore. She was a graduate of Clairton High School, earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Blackburn College and her Master’s and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh.
She worked as a reference librarian in Youngstown, Ohio; public library director in Plattsburgh, NY; and a research librarian at Carnegie Mellon University. She taught at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Indiana University. She served as Associate Dean of the IU School of Library and Information Science for two years. She is the author of two books on public libraries and various journal articles. She retired from Indiana University in 2005.
She is survived by a daughter, Bobbi Jean Pungitore of Bloomington, Indiana; a brother, Frank Pungitore of Elizabeth, PA; two sisters, Grace Hampton of California and Catherine DeAngelos of Pittsburgh, PA; and numerous nephews, nieces and other family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Nicola Pungitore; a niece, Nicole Ann Pungitore; and a nephew, Robert Hampton.
No services are scheduled.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Verna L. Pungitore Scholarship Fund at Blackburn College, Carlinville, IL 62626.
Allen Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.