GIOVENCO, Sam A., 86, passed away peacefully on August 22, 2013 surrounded by family. Sam was born and raised in West Tampa and attended St. Joseph's Catholic School and Jesuit High School. At the age of 17, Sam felt an overwhelming desire to serve his country, which was in the midst of World War II
, and enlisted in the Merchant Marines. He also later served in the US Army
during the Korean Conflict
. He was preceded in death by his loving parents Angelo and Rosa Giovenco, sister and husband Angelina and Pascual Castillo and beloved son-in-law Robert (Bob) Clemons. Sam is survived by the love of his life of 59 Â½ years Rose Marie (Scaglione) Giovenco; children Geraldine Clemons, Eugene Giovenco, Francine (Bruce) Killoren, and Marcelene (Bill) Schiele, grandchildren Robert, Richard and Ryan Clemons, Angela, Sophia, Madison and Jake Giovenco, Kailey and Evan Killoren, and Samantha and Tyler Schiele, great-granddaughter Chloe Rose Clemons, and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Sons of Italy Unita Lodge 2015, and American Legion Post 248. Sam will forever be loved and missed. Family will receive friends on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with a service at 1:00 p.m. at Boza & Roel Funeral Home, 4730 N. Armenia Avenue, Tampa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Melach Hospice House, 11125 N. 52nd Street, Tampa, FL 33617.