Lewis G. Sciamanda, age 91, of Erie, died at the Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailor's Home on Friday, March 20, 2020. Born in Erie, November 19, 1928, he was eighth of the ten children of Nazareno and Rosa (DiLuzio) Sciamanda, who settled in Erie from the city of Casoli, in Abruzzi, Italy.
Lewis was a graduate of Academy High School where he ran on the cross-country team. He was a military veteran and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a successful real estate broker in Erie for more than 20 years and was a lifelong member of Blessed Sacrament Parish. He loved to sing and would often serenade fellow veterans at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home with "O Sole Mio."
In addition to his parents, Lewis was preceded in death by three brothers, Massino, Victor and Dominic; and four sisters, Isabella, Olivia, Mary and Carina.
Lewis is survived by two younger brothers, John, of Minneapolis, and Robert, of Erie. He is also survived by his daughter, Theresa, of Erie. Two grandsons, Zach and Ethan; many nieces and nephews; and many other family and friends.
The gravesite is a memorial on the side of the main building.
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