Scerbo, Samuel F. MECHANICVILLE Samuel F. Scerbo, 91, of Saratoga Avenue, died Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Stratton VA Medical Ctr., Albany after a long battle with cancer. Born in the town of Stillwater, December 16, 1921, he was son of the late Carmen and Theresa Veraldi Scerbo and husband of 69 years of the late Stella Helnarski Scerbo, who died April 28, 2012. During World War II Sam served with the US Army in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. A sheet metal worker with the Sheet Metal Union Local 83 of Albany for most of his life, Sam had also worked at the former ALCO of Schenectady. A longtime member of the city of Mechanicville Planning Board, Sam was a member of the Italian Fraternal Society and the Assumption-St. Paul Church. An avid gardener, Sam took pride in his vegetable gardens and his fig tree. Hunting was a life passion, and Sam proudly bagged a six point buck deer at age 85, and retired from the sport thereafter. Survivors include his two sons, Jack Scerbo and Sam and wife Lisa Scerbo, both of Mechanicville; grandchildren, Mark and Stephanie Scerbo; great-grandchildren, Jubilee and Indigo; along with cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. Sam was also predeceased by brothers, John, Louis, Frank and Sal Morocco and sisters, Rose Morocco, Anna Marzano and Mary Scerbo. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday at noon at All Saints on the Hudson South Church (St. Paul's), 121 No. Main St., Mechanicville. Burial with military honors at the Saratoga National Cemetery. Calling hours at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Sam received excellent care and kindness at the Stratton VA Medical Center, and passed away in their hospice facility. Sam's family would like to thank all the caregivers at the VA, for their dedicated care and service afforded to Sam and his family. Remembrances may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, in loving memory of Samuel F. Scerbo. www.devito-salvadorefh.com to leave condolences and for directions.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Feb. 19, 2013