UNION GROVE - Sam S. Muratore, age 83, passed away at his home on Friday, April 19, 2013. Sam was born June 4, 1929 in Racine, to the late Giuseppe and Antoinette (nee Zaglia) Muratore. Sam spent his early life and received his education in Racine. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War, March of 1951 until March of 1953 when he was Honorably Discharged. Sam received the Korean Service Medal with a Bronze Service Star and a United Nations Service Metal as well as the Army Occupation Medal (Japan). Sam spent his life in the Racine and Union Grove areas and was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, the Union Grove Jaycees, and the Union Grove American Legion Post 171. He had worked in the shop at Electric Manufacturing, was a driver for 7-UP, a dock worker for CF, as well as selling Mason shoes. Sam was a loving father who cherished the time he spent with his family and friends, especially his son, daughter - in - law and granddaughter; Tom, Joyce and Stephanie. He will be missed by his special friend, Audrey Goodhall. Survivors include his sons; Greg (Sarah) Muratore of Pacific, MO, Tim Muratore of Union Grove and Tom (Joyce) Muratore of Union Grove, grandchildren; Jason Muratore, Justin Hankins, Tony Muratore, Casandra Muratore, Audrey Muratore, Amanda Muratore and Stephanie Muratore, 7 great - grandchildren, siblings; Cathern Kay: Parr, Frank (Lynn) Muratore, Phyliss (Russell) Fergus and Mary Jo (Jim) Esser, sister - in - law, Helene Muratore and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Sam was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Angel Muratore, a brother, Joseph Muratore, aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday April 24, 2013 at 10AM at St. Roberts Bellarmine Catholic Church with Fr. Russel Arnett officiating. Burial with full Military Honors will follow at Union Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may visit with the family at Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home on Tuesday April 23, 2013 from 4 until 8PM. Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory 908 11th Ave. Union Grove, WI 53182 262-878-2011 www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com
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Published in Racine Journal Times on Apr. 22, 2013