In Remembrance of Salvatore J. "Sam" Lancia

Salvatore J.

Salvatore J. "Sam" Lancia

Dunmore, PA October 23, 1927 ~ October 28, 2013 Date of Service: November 2, 2013

Salvatore J. “Sam” Lancia, 86, Dunmore, died Monday evening at his home. His wife, the former Anne E. Kolsovsky, died November 6, 2012. They celebrated 59 years of marriage.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Marguerite Tortis Lancia. Sam was a graduate of Johnson School of Technology in carpentry and then became a master carpenter. Prior to retirement he worked as a production manager at Stacor in Scranton. Sam was an U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean Conflict and was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Dunmore. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #3635 in Dunmore and also a member of the Sacred Heart. He was very active with the Boy Scout Troop 88 in Dunmore where he received the Silver Beaver Award for Distinguished Service.

Surviving are a son, Sam R. Lancia and his wife Helen “Cookie”, East Stroudsburg, a daughter in law, Helen Lancia, Dunmore, three granddaughters, Ashley Lancia, Dunmore, Sierra Morano and her husband Jayme, Olyphant, and Tiffany Lancia, Dunmore, and a grandson, David Sartor, Dunmore, and two great grandsons, Hunter Lancia and Max Morano, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gary J. Lancia on April 5th and several brothers and sisters.

The funeral will be Saturday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church in Dunmore. Interment will follow in the Italian-American Cemetery located in the Minooka section of Scranton.  

Friends may call Friday from 5-8pm.

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Linda and Ed Karpovich
Posts: 14
Re: In Remembrance of Salvatore J. "Sam" Lancia
Reply #2 on : Sun November 03, 2013, 11:31:30
Ed and I wanted to extend our sympathy, we both know firsthand how hard it is to lose a parent. Hopefully, your many memories of him as a kind and loving father, grandfather and person will give you some comfort. You were blessed to have had him in your lives for so many years.

Linda and Ed Karpovich
Edna Prestwood
Posts: 14
Reply #1 on : Wed October 30, 2013, 09:55:14
Sam and Cookie Please extend my deepest sympathy to your family. I lost my Father years ago and I know the sorrow. May God Bless and keep you strong at this time. Edna Prestwood and Lisa Barth.