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Sam Tallerico Jr.

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Sam Tallerico Jr. 1918 ~ 2006 PRICE - Sam Tallerico Jr., age 88, passed away April 13, 2006 at Castle Country Care Center in Price. Sam was born March 12, 1918 in Sunnyside, Utah to Sam Tallerico, Sr. and Maria Antonia Lamanna, he was the fourth of 12 children. Married Katarina Mangone, Jan. 27, 1946 in McCloud, California. Member of Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Honorary life member of Price Elk's Lodge #1550 where he served as Tiler. Sam honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of V.F.W. Miner's Post # 2379. He was a lifelong resident of Carbon County and a dedicated employee of the Carbon County Railway prior to his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, drinking coffee and playing cards. Sam's life was his family and he cherished every memory that he shared with family, friends, and especially those with his grandchildren. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Kaye Tallerico; daughters, Teresina (George) Snyder, Toni Fugate, all of Price; son, Sam Tallerico III, Scottsdale, AZ; grandchildren, Shelly (Jimmy) Stricker, Herriman, UT; Tawnie (Mike) Crowe, Price; Tina (Simon Ortiz) Tallerico, Tricia (Sonny) Martinez, both of Salt Lake City; Sammie Fugate, Price; great-grand-children, Ashley and Mikey Crowe, both of Price; Ashton Stricker, Herriman, UT; Kayden Martinez, Salt Lake City. Preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Jody Kaye Snyder; and son-in-law, Vance T. Fugate. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, April 18, 2006, 10:00 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service, Tuesday morning 9:00 a.m. at the church. Friends are welcome at Mitchell Funeral Home Monday from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Committal service, Price City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Notre Dame Building Fund, 160 North Carbon Ave., Price, Utah 84501.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Apr. 16, 2006
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