WICHITA FALLS, Texas - Gus Anthony Lama, 81, of Wichita Falls, passed away Sunday (May 4, 2014).
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Funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Moloney as celebrant. Rite of Committal will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.
Gus was born on May 24, 1932, in Bradford, Pa., to Francisco and Maria (Barbuto) Lama. On July 4, 1953, he married Teresa Hamilton. Gus proudly served our country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, and later served in the reserves. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. From 1949 to 1951, he worked as an inspector at Dresser Industries in Pennsylvania. He later worked in sales from 1956 to 1962 for Carnation Milk Co., 1962 to 1988 for Taystee Bread, and 1988 to 1994 for Rainbow Bread. After retirement, he worked for Cannedy Security, and Main Auto Parts for several years. Gus loved watching sports and western movies. He loved his family dearly and was known to all.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, Frank, Ralph, Tony and Sammy.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jerri Lama; son, Jim Lama; daughter, Judy Heaston; daughter, Margaret McCoy all of Wichita Falls; son, Joey Lama and wife Julie of Vernon; son, Bobby Lama and wife Laura; son Pat Lama and wife Liz all of Wichita Falls; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Rosary service was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.
The family said much love and care was given to Gus by his niece, Lynnie Boyd, and the nursing staff at Hospice of Wichita Falls.
For those desiring, memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, TX 76310.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.com.
OWENS & BRUMLEY FUNERAL HOMES
101 South Ave. D Burkburnett, TX 76354
Published in The Bradford Era from May 6 to May 14, 2014