|Birth: ||May 24, 1925|
|Death: ||Oct. 3, 2011|
Americal Division Veteran
Mario V. Grosso, 86, of 386 Twin Hill Drive, Lehighton, died Monday, Oct. 3, in The Summit Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lehighton. He was the husband of Charlotte D. (Yates) Grosso. They were married for 62 years on May 21.
He was employed from 1947-87 by the former Atlas Powder Co., Reynolds, where he was an electrician/electrical supervisor.
Born in Summit Hill, he was a son of the late Angelo and Regina Grosso.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific. He attained the rank of sergeant with the Headquarters Americal Division and was a recipient of the Philippines Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal with two Bronze Stars and one Arrowhead, and the Good Conduct and World War II Victory medals.
Upon his discharge, he attended and graduated from the Industrial Training Institute in Chicago, Ill., as an Electrician No. 1.
Mario was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mahoning Valley, where he served on the church council and as the Sunday school superintendant.
He was a life member of Mahoning Valley Volunteer Fire Co. and a member of the Normal Square Chapel Association and the Mahoning Valley Ambulance Association.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a daughter Regina, wife of Franklin Fisher, and a son, Victor, and his wife, Cynthia, both of Lehighton; a brother Levio, and his wife, Teresa, and a sister Lena, both of White Bear; three grandchildren, Matthew Fisher, Mickayla Grosso and Jamie Strohl; and nieces and nephews
He was also predeceased by a brother Joseph.
Service: Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mahoning Valley, with the Rev. Christopher deForest officiating. Interment with full military honors, church cemetery, under direction of Lehighton Area UVO. Call 9:30-11 a.m. in the church.
Contributions in his name may be made to the Carbon-Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Soc., 33 W. Ridge St., Lansford, Pa. 18232. Arrangements by Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth and Iron streets, Lehighton. Online condolences can be offered at www.ovsakfh.com.
Saint Johns Cemetery
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Record added: Oct 05, 2011
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