In Remembrance of Sam A. Fortese
Sam A. ForteseDunmore, PA May 18, 1952 ~ January 24, 2013 Date of Service: January 28, 2013
Salvatore “Sam” A. Fortese, 60, Dunmore, died Thursday morning from complications from leukemia. He and his wife the former Eileen McKenna had celebrated their 33rd Wedding anniversary on June 30th.
Raised in Dunmore, he was the son of Grace Prizzi Fortese of Dunmore and the late James Fortese. Sam was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Dunmore and was a member of the Dunmore Central Catholic High School Class of 1970 and the University of Scranton Class of 1974. He was employed as a Controller with the Lackawanna County Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse.
Sam enjoyed hosting parties and cooking for friends and family. He had a great sense of humor, was very friendly and outgoing. He battled his disease with strength and determination. He was a loving husband, son, father, brother, uncle and friend that will be missed more than words can express.
His family would like to thank friends and extended family for all the support thru his courageous battle with cancer. They are especially thankful for the care he received from the doctors, nurses, and staff at Temple Jeanes Hospital in Philadelphia.
Also surviving are a daughter Brittany Fortese, Philadelphia, a son Ryan Fortese and his wife Rose, Philadelphia, a sister, Julie Abel and her husband David, Scranton, two brothers, James and Anthony Fortese, both of Dunmore, a mother-in-law, Pauline McKenna, Dunmore, a brother-in-law, John McKenna and his wife Kim, Jessup, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a father-in-law John McKenna.
The funeral will be Monday 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, Chestnut Street in Dunmore. Interment to follow in the Dunmore Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 3-6pm.