Sam Lombardo

Sam Lombardo, 84, of California, Pa., died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003.

He was born Sept. 12, 1919, in California, a son of the late Joseph and Concetta DeRosa Lombardo.

He joined the California Volunteer Fire Department in 1948 where, over the years, he served as both fire chief and assistant fire chief.

Mr. Lombardo was a member of the Southwestern PA Fire Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs Association Inc.

He was instrumental in the planning and completion of the Southwestern PA Fire Fighters Training Institute, located on the grounds of California
University Park.

Mr. Lombardo also was a member of American Legion JFK Post 377 and the California Young Men's Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Angelo and William Lombardo. Left to cherish his memory are his wife
of 58 years, Marie Rapacs Lombardo, whom he married Nov. 6, 1945; two daughters and sons-in-law, Constance and Robert Barno of
Stroudsburg, and Darlene and Jack O'Neil of Coal Center; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Janet Lombardo of Colorado Springs,
Colo.; three sisters, Felicia Moore of Merrittstown, Santa Eovaldi of Detroit, Mich., and Nancy Allshouse of California, Pa.; six grandchildren,
Stephen and Brian Barno, Beth Ann O'Neil Goodwin, and Katherine, Sam and Daniel Lombardo; one great-granddaughter, Christine Marie
Goodwin; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the MARISCOTTI FUNERAL HOME INC., Anthony N. Mariscotti, Supervisor, 323 Fourth St., California, on Friday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and unti1 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, when a blessing service will be held followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of
Christian Burial in St. Thomas Aquinas Church with Fr. Mark Skertich as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

The California Volunteer Fire Department will conduct services Friday at 7 p.m. followed by American Legion services at 7:30.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to: Southwestern PA Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs Association Inc., 105 First St.,
California, Pa 15419.