Sam J. Buonomo91, WWII veteran, Moravian Manor resident

By on December 28, 2011

Sam J. Buonomo, 91, of Brownstown, formerly of Ephrata and Hackensack, N.J., passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at Moravian Manor in Lititz.

He was born in Hackensack to the late Joseph and Carmella (Corrado) Buonomo and was the husband of the late Louise T. (Fattrosso) Buonomo, who died in May 2007.

Sam was a member of the VFW Cocalico Post 3376. He enjoyed gardening and crafts.

Retired since 1985, Sam had worked as an engineer, projectionist and stage hand for Broadway shows for T.A.S.T.E. Local 642, Hackensack, N.J.

A U.S. veteran, he served in the Army during World War II, European Theatre, attaining the rank of sergeant.

Sam is survived by a son: Frank J., husband of Marie A. Buonomo, of Brownstown; a daughter: Carmela Ventolo, of Ephrata; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister: Edith, wife of Charles Chapman, of Sun City, Ariz.; and a sister-in-law: Nancy Fattrosso, of Rochelle Park, N.J.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Joseph Buonomo Jr.; and sister: Jenny Rinaldi.

A funeral service was held on Dec. 28 at the Stradling Funeral Home, Akron. Interment took place at Mt. Zion Evangelical Cemetery, Akron.

If desired, memorial contributions in Sam’s memory may be made to Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Vision Impaired, 244 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17603.

Arrangements were made by Stradling Funeral Homes. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.