Samuel Mineo, age 86, of Chardon, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.
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Born April 17, 1926, in Cleveland, to Louis and Clara (nee Shaw) Mineo, he was a longtime area resident.
He was an avid sports fan and a master bridge player, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family.
Sam is survived by his daughters, Susan Barnett of Lyndhurst, Ellen (Scott) Schuring of Elk Grove, Calif., and Kathryn (Tim) Pullman of Chardon; son, Jeffery (Laura) Mineo of Munson Township; seven grandchildren, Brian, Brent, Melissa, Lisa, Jami, Samantha and Emily; great-granddaughters. Ava and Anna; sister, Agnes Ilkanic of Highland Heights; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Marion Ledinsky.
A private family service will be held.
A gathering will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St. (Route 44, 500 feet south of Route 6/Chardon Square) Chardon.
All donations will be forwarded by the family to the USS Cleveland Naval Reunion Fund.
Information and condolences online at www.burrservice.com.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Dec. 12, 2012