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Samuel Gambosi

June 15, 1933 — February 25, 2013

Samuel Gambosi Age 79, passed away Monday February 25, 2013 at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Survived by one daughter Cynthia (Kirk) Collins; two sons Michael (Pamela) and Scott (Brenda dec. 2008) Gambosi; grandchildren Nichole Gambosi, Kirk and Casey Collins, Brett and Bradley Gambosi; nephew Larry (Mary) Villa. Preceded in death by his mother Mary (Harrison) Mayes (1977); father Lawrence Gombosi (1933); brother Lawrence A Gambosi (1985); step father Cecil Villa (1966) Best and Dearest Friend Doris Paterson (2005) and former wife Mary Francis Thontlin (1976). Born on June 15, 1933 in Joliet, IL, a lifelong resident. Graduated from JTHS 1951. Served in the US Army in Korea, May 1953-April 1955. Worked for Caterpillar Inc. for 35 years, retiring in 1987. Member of St. Mary Magdalene Parish since 1958, the Joliet Moose Lodge #300 serving as Lodge Governor 1994-96, American Legion Post #1080, Southside Civic Club, Old Timers Baseball, Caterpillar Retiree's Club, Wednesday Senior's Bowling. Sam was a Die-Hard Cubs Fan who loved bowling and the Loyal Order of the Moose. Funeral Services will be held, Friday March 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 3-7 p.m.
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