Sam Papasodero (Pap Pap) 90, of Ambridge passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Beaver Healthcare and Rehabilitaion Center, Hopewell Twp. following a brief illness. Sam was born on November 1, 1929 in Ambridge to the late Anthony and Isabellla (Pasco) Papasodero. Sam retired from Armco Steel Corporation and the Ambridge Area School District. He was a member of Good Samaritan Parish, Ambridge where he served as an usher for the former Christ the King Church and Good Samaritan Church. He proudly served his country as a sergeant in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War. He participated in action against enemy forces in South and Central Korea and was involved in the assault and seizure of Inchon and capture and securing of Seoul. Sam bravely served as a volunteer firefighter for the Ambridge Fire Department for 55 years of which he spent 37 years as the president of the fire department. Sam enjoyed cooking spaghetti and socializing with all his friends at church functions. Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were his brothers, John and Joe Papasodero, sisters, Elizabeth
(Bessie) Lupinacci, Yolanda Papasodero and a son-in-law, Abe Richard Taddeo. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Emma (Sebastian) Papasodero and both were active members of the Ambridge community. He also is survived by his daughters, Darlene Taddeo of Center Twp., Marlene (Kim) DeBerry of Brighton Twp., Julie ( Tom) Ballard and Donna Stewart, all of Las Vegas, Nevada, grandchildren, Erica (Matt) George, Chad Taddeo, Shawn ( Lauren) Deberry, Brittney (Todd) Davis, Jordan Stewart, and Chelsi Stewart, great grandchildren, Brady and MaKenzie George, Nova DeBerry, Emma and Colton Davis. Due to current health and safety concerns and the most recent mandate issued by Gov. Tom Wolfe pertaining to public gatherings, there will be no public visitation permitted. Family and friends are invited to attend a public Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, June 20, 2020 at 11 AM at Good Samaritan Church. Everyone is ask to meet at the church. Masks are required to enter and social distancing will be practiced. Interment with full military honors provided by the US Marine Corps and the United States Marine Veterans Inc. will take place in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at a future date. The family would like to thank all of Sam's caregivers over the years for the loving and compassionate care extended to their father.
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