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ESTATE PAUL CIAFFONI (04/30/80)

decided: April 30, 1980.

IN RE ESTATE OF PAUL CIAFFONI, DECEASED. APPEAL OF CONCETTA CIAFFONI, DECEDENT'S WIDOW, ROBERT J. CIAFFONI, DECEDENT'S SON, AND MARGARET CIAFFONI SOVIERO, DECEDENT'S DAUGHTER


No. 121 March Term 1979, Appeal from the Decree of the Orphans' Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County, at No. 63-74-942

COUNSEL

Milton D. Rosenberg, Rosenberg, Sewak & Pizzi, Washington, for Pittsburgh National Bank, court appointed personal representative.

Richard A. Sprague, Philadelphia, for Elizabeth Cowden.

Robert L. Ceisler, Washington, for Virginia Messa, et al.

Joseph M. Ludwig, Pittsburgh, for Paul A. Ciaffoni.

J. Brooke Aker, Norristown, for Concetta Ciaffoni, Robert J. Ciaffoni & Margaret C. Soviero.

David A. Gilmore, Pittsburgh, guardian ad item.

Eagen, C. J., and O'Brien, Roberts, Nix, Larsen and Kauffman, JJ. Flaherty, J., took no part in the consideration or decision of this case. Roberts, J., filed a dissenting opinion.

Author: Per Curiam

[ 491 Pa. Page 47]

OPINION

Decree affirmed. Each party to pay own costs.

ROBERTS, Justice, dissenting.

This is an appeal from the probate of the will of decedent Paul Ciaffoni. Presented is the question whether evidence of fraud proffered by appellants was improperly ruled inadmissible by the orphans' court. The majority of this Court finds no ...


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