Samuel Locascio, 92, of Follansbee, WV passed away peacefully at 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Valley Hospice Care Center North, Steubenville, OH.
Samuel was born on December 28, 1925, in Steubenville, OH. He was the son of the late Joseph and Provident (Cordora) Locascio.
Samuel served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, participating against the enemy at Iwo Jima, VI receiving numerous medals.
He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Steubenville, OH. Samuel was the former owner and operator at Tri-State Fire Extinguisher, Steubenville, OH, in addition to numerous restaurants from Wintersville, OH to Wheeling, WV.
In addition to his parents, Samuel was preceded in death by his son, Robin Locascio; four sisters, Lily Porreca, Rose Rizzo, Julie Betras, and Grace Steffanitis; and a brother, Charles “Chuck” Locascio.
Samuel is survived by his loving and dedicated wife, Carol (Conley) Locascio of Follansbee, WV; two children, Kelli Smith and her husband, Greg of Wellsburg, WV, and Julie Beardsley and her husband, Randy of Warren, OH; five grandchildren, Erik, Breann, Samantha, Sydney, and Dakota; three great- grandchildren, Peyton, Arianna, and Kaiylee; a sister, Joann Tost of Steubenville, OH; and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received on Thursday, January 4, 2018, from 10 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at noon at Holy Family Catholic Church, Steubenville, OH with Msgr. Gerald Calovini, presiding. Interment will follow with military honors by the United States Marine Corps and the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad at Highland Hills Memorial Gardens.
Funeral arrangements are under the honor and direction of the James Funeral Home, Follansbee, WV (304) 527-1717.
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