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AUSTINTOWN Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman for Sam Continenza, 84, who died Saturday at Northside Medical Center after an extended illness.
Sam was born Nov. 27, 1926, in Youngstown and had been a lifelong area resident. He was the son of Patsy and Helen Slifka Continenza.
Sam had worked as a steelworker for Truscon Steel and LTV Steel for many years. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
He was a member of St. Anthonys Church, the Holy Name Society of the church, and was a member of the V.F.W. He was also a graduate of Scienceville High School, where he had also served on the reunion committee.
Besides his wife, the former Lucy (Myers) Farmmartino, whom he married in 1953, he leaves his daughter, Lynn Shibble and her husband, James of Austintown; two grandchildren, Haley and Alex; and a sister-in-law, Margie of Boardman. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Sandy and a brother, Pat Continenza.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home on South Avenue.
“remembering fondly the time spent with you (Lynn Marie & Aunt Lucy)and how you could always make us laugh. My thoughts are with Aunt Lucy, Lynn Marie and her family. Love, Karen”
» Karen on August 8, 2011
“Love you Aunt Lucy,Lynn Marie,my families thoughts n prayers are with you!”
» sammy pizzoferrato on August 8, 2011
“Lou, Lynn, James, Haley, and Alex: May God comfort all of you, and we will never forget you Sam. John 17: 1-5 Love from Ron, Mirta, Angelo,& Sierra”
» The Chapman's on August 10, 2011