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Salvadore "Sam" James Madonna, age 90, of Conneaut, Ohio, died Monday, Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pa., surrounded by his family.
Sam was born on June 15, 1926, in Rochester, Pa., the son of Angelo and Constance (Vignal) Madonna. He was a 1943 graduate of Conneaut High School. Sam served in the United States Navy as a Seaman First Class for the Amphibious forces on the U.S.S. L.S.T. 721 in the South Pacific during World War II. Sam was honorably discharged on June 10, 1946.
Sam worked as a yard foreman for the Bessemer Railroad, where he retired in 1980. He was owner and operator of Madonna Heating for many years
Sam was a member of Corpus Christi Parish, American Legion Cowle Post #151 and the Knights of Columbus #627.
He enjoyed woodworking, ceramics, traveling, sitting on their front porch on summer evenings, and Sam especially loved the time he spent with friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Michael J. Madonna (2016), Mark Madonna (1956),and two infant sons at birth; and brothers, Charles Madonna and Anthony Madonna.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Arp) Madonna, whom he married August 2, 1947; daughters, Cathy (Bob) Workman of Tucson, Ariz., and Lori (Jim) Stevens of Conneaut; grandchildren, Chad (Kori) Campbell of Conneaut, Sarah Campbell of Lakewood, Stephanie Workman Phillips of Tucson, Ariz., and BJ (Kelli) Workman of Tucson, Ariz.; great-grandchildren, Devyn Zappitelli and Collin Campbell of Conneaut, Campbell and Kennedy Phillips of Tucson, Ariz.; daughter-in-law, Chris Madonna of Hoschton, Ga.; and a brother, Vincent Madonna of Tucson, Ariz.
Calling Hours will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the RAISIAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2017, at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 480 State St., Conneaut, with the Rev. Phillip Miller, pastor of Corpus Christ Parish, presiding.
Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Route 20, Conneaut, where the American Legion Honor Squad will conduct Military Honors
Memorial contributions may be made in Sam's name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 8001 Sweet Valley Drive, Suite #3, Valleyview, Ohio 44125, or the Alzheimer's Association. Envelopes will also be available at the Funeral Home. Condolences at www.raisianfuneralhome.com
Published on May 30, 2017
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