Sam C. LoBrutto, of Pittston, passed away July 8, 2013, at the Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton.
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Born April 24, 1921, in Pittston, he was a son of the late Cologero and Lucia Dinofrio LoBrutto.
Sam attended Pittston schools before enlisting in the U.S. Army, where he served during World War II. During his time in the service, he was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon and many other awards.
Sam was a proud owner of and operator of Yatesville Bus Co. for more than 70 years.
He was a member of St. Rocco's Roman Catholic Church; VFW Post 4909, Dupont; and various societies throughout the Greater Pittston area.
Sam's hobbies included being an avid Philadelphia Eagles football fan for more than 58 years and bowling at Elko's Bowling Center on Wednesday evenings.
In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by his brother, Carmen LoBrutto; and brother-in-law, Mike Turco.
Surviving are his sisters, Fedelia Turco; Julie and her husband, James Chimento; Mary LoBrutto; Dora and her husband, Louis Esposito; sister-in-law, Rose LoBrutto; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township.
Viewing hours will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral services with military honors will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Marello Parish, William Street, Pittston. Interment services with military honors will take place in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery Chapel, Pittston. Sam will be laid to rest with his family in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Pittston.
Published in Times Leader on July 10, 2013