Marian Cordera Stranburg

Marian Cordera Stranburg, 87, of Bradenton, Fla,, and Chautauqua, N.Y., died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.

Born on Dec. 15, 1925, in Arnold, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Cordera.

For a number of years, Marian was the proprietor of the Chautauqua Beauty Shop. She then became a realtor and owned Stranburg Realty, focusing on properties in Chautauqua Institution, N.Y.

Marian married Cread C. Stranburg on Jan. 19, 1955, and together they had two children. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mayville, N.Y., and Sacred Heart Church in Bradenton, Fa. She served as a Republican councilwoman for the town of Chautauqua, and as president of the Property Owner’s Association of Chautauqua Institution.

Marian was predeceased by her husband, Cread; granddaughter, Rachel Moore; and sister, Georgette Cordera. She is survived by her daughter, Marsha Smoak (Mike), granddaughter, Shaina Moore and great-granddaughters: Natily and Alyssa, all of Prosperity, S.C; and son, Marshall Stranburg (Nell) and grandsons: Christopher and Tyler, all of Tallahassee, Fla.

A service will be held at a later date.