Samuel Citrano, 90, formerly of Nesquehoning, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Mahoning Township. He was the husband of Jennie (LaRizzio) Citrano.
He was a salesman for the Fuller Brush Company for 35 years until retiring and prior to that had worked as a miner for the former Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company and as a presser for the former Kai Jay Pants Company, Nesquehoning.Born in Nesquehoning, he was a son of the late Jerome and Elizabeth (Militello) Citrano.
- They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on June 25.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served as a sergeant with the 237th Base Unit of the 5th Army Air Corps.
Citrano was a member of the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Nesquehoning.
Surviving in addition to his widow are two daughters, Ann Marie, wife of Elmer Stauffer, and Lisa, wife of Earl Lindenmuth, and a sister Elizabeth, wife of Angelo Mele, all of Nesquehoning; four brothers, Jerome, and his wife, Marianne, Frank and Anthony, and his wife, Josephine, all of Nesquehoning, and John, and his wife, Louise, of Summit Hill; five grandchildren, Sarah Mitchell-Shimkus, and her husband, Albert, Kelly Mead, Michael Stauffer and Ryan and Michael Lindenmuth; two great-grandchildren, Hailey and Gabriel; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Frances, Mary and Jennie; and three brothers, Michael, Angelo, and Joseph.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, Shrine of St. Therese at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Nesquehoning, with the Rev. Francis P. Schoenauer officiating. Military graveside service, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Nesquehoning. Call 10-1:30 a.m. Saturday in the church. Contributions in his name may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese, 15 E. Garibaldi Ave., Nesquehoning, Pa. 18240. Arrangements by Joseph S. Blazosky Funeral Home, 81 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning.
Published in Times News on Nov. 21, 2013