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Elmer Andrew Cisna, age 94, of Elkridge, passed away June 16, 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife, June Cisna of 74 years; Children, Martin Cisna and Barbara, Chris Cisna and Luanne, John Cisna and Stephanie, and the late Drew and Mary Cisna; Grandchildren, Martin Joseph Cisna and Andrea, Leslie McQuade and Mike, Marguerite Hart and Jay, Matthew Cisna and Kristine, Maureen Rehbein and Joey, Drew Cisna, and Evan Cisna; And 11 Great Grandchildren.
Andy grew up in Irvington on Loudon Avenue. He attended St. Joseph Monastery where he was an alter boy, a member of the choir, and a member of the Drum & Bugle Corps. He attended City High School and in the summer of 1942 met the love of his life, one Mary June Martin. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943. Right before shipping out to the Pacific he went AWOL to return home to elope. He got scolded by his mother who told him to go back so he did. The 4th Marine Division made 4 Amphibious Assaults, Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. After serving his country he came home and started raising a family as a married man, fathering 5 children and tragically losing 2, Mary as a newborn and Drew his 2nd son was 7 years old. Great sorrow only made their marriage and their faith stronger. Raising 3 sons, each different, all molded by him.
He supported his family as a Steamfitter until the age of 62 when he retired. Through his life which was very well lived he became a Grand Knight of Madonna Council the same council he helped to form. He also was a Boy Scout Troop Leader and a Square Dance caller of 5 clubs. One, The Ridge Runners he formed, and Tom Thumbs that he and June had been a member of for many years. A lifetime football fan, he had season tickets to the Baltimore Colts until they left , the USFL Baltimore Stars, the Baltimore Stallions and once Cleveland moved to town, the Baltimore Ravens. He never missed a game in 21 years. A good man who loved God, Wife, Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Had an old fashioned love of country and a true love of life.
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