Sammy Anthony Fulco
Sammy Anthony Fulco

KATY, TX - Our Lord took Sammy Anthony Fulco home on May 1, 2010. He was 83 years of age, born in Shreveport, LA, to Samuel Rosario Fulco and Vivian Julia Lemoine.

He was a loving husband to Patricia Ruth Kelley for 43 years; a loving father to Faye and Ronnie Pembo, Neal and Anna Mae Fulco, Teresa and Guy Gibson, Lisa Fulco, and Dianne and James Callender; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a loving brother to Anthony (Buck) and Joan Fulco. He was a loyal friend to all.

Sammy graduated from Fair Park High School in Shreveport and served in U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve in 1944, then the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1946. Sammy loved music and was a professional drummer. He attended the University of Arkansas, Mississippi College, Devry Tech, ITT, and Radio Announcers School. In Hollywood, he acted and did stunts. He began his main career in live television in Shreveport for KTAL-TV and helped start KDOG-TV26 in Houston. Sammy served as communications and safety officer for Western Oceanics of North America. His main interest was in experimental aircraft where he was a builder and a pilot. He flew and taught for a young eagle's program in the Houston and Katy area, where he taught over 100 youngsters free in order to promote their interest in aviation. He sang choir for 25 years at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Katy. Sammy wanted to especially thank Dr. Bing and his staff for the special friendship and care over the many years. Also, thanks to Resolutions Hospice and health care staff, M.D. Anderson, and other physicians for their care.

Visitation was held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2010, at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, in Katy, Texas, where a rosary was recited at 10:30 a.m. with Deacon William C. Wagner reciting. Mass was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2010, at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, with Rev. John Kha Tran, Celebrant. A committal service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at the Forest Park East Cemetery, in Shreveport, Louisiana, with Rev. Msgr. Earl V. Provenza officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church Building Fund, 5356 Eleventh Street, Katy, Texas 77493.

Sammy's final wishes to all are "God bless you and keep you. Let His face shine upon you and give you peace." Funeral services held under

the direction of

Schmidt Funeral Home

Katy, Texas (281) 391-2424

Published by Shreveport Times from May 5 to May 7, 2010.
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Neal and Faye, I am very sorry to read about the death of your father. I will keep him and your family in my prayers.
Carlos Colon
May 16, 2010
buck, my thoughts and prayers are with you. vita kahlden
vita kahlden
May 14, 2010
Buck and Joan - so sorry to read about your brother, my prayers are with you and all his family.
Pat Colby
May 7, 2010
I loved him like a brother. We had lots of fun. What a great sense of humor he had. We worked together at Chanel 12.
Bill Cudabac
May 6, 2010
Buck and Joan:

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincere Sympathy,
Francene(Glorioso)Miller, Little Rock, AR
May 6, 2010

My prayers go out to you and your family in the loss of your brother.

Royce Allen Spar Board Member
royce allen
May 5, 2010
The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Sammy Anthony Fulco our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Sammy And to Sammy it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during WW-II while serving in the U.S. Navy. Sammy, we bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,341 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Sammy’s family and loved ones.

Dennis Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
For the Commander, Carroll R. Michaud
May 5, 2010
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