Samuel Giambo, Army veteran

OBITS-GiamboSamuelSamuel J. Giambo, 80, of Oswego, died Saturday, April 27, 2013 after a sudden illness while on vacation.

He was born and raised in Oswego, the son of the late Anthony and Virginia (Amedio) Giambo. He remained a lifelong resident of Oswego. He was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church and a member of the American Legion and the Dante Alighieri Lodge, Oswego.

He served in the United States Army from 1954 until 1962.

He worked at Miller Brewery in Fulton from the time the plant opened until its closure in 1994. After retirement, he relished in the warmth and sunshine of Florida winters. When spring arrived, he returned to Oswego where he would often spend the afternoons gardening.

As the child of Sicilian immigrants, he carried on the wine-making tradition passed down to him by his father. He and Anthony Mesiano spent many hours tending to their small vineyard.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Giambo, in 1999; son Thomas; and grandson Philip.

He is survived by his children, William (Irene) Giambo of Hudson, Fla., Cindy Giambo and partner, Cynthia Lyons-Brush of Atlanta, Ga., and Suzanne (Kevin) Watts of Oswego; his grandchildren, Stephanie Mandurano of Oswego, Steven Mandurano of Seattle, Wash., Karl Giambo of Hudson, Fla.; and Brittany Watts of Oswego; two great-grandchildren; and his companion of 12 years, Emma Jean VanDusen.

A memorial service was held Monday in St. Joseph Church, Oswego. Burial was in All Saints Mausoleum.

Arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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