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Samuel M. Coco

Coco – Samuel M., 95, Richland, went to be with the Lord on August 31, 2019 at Richland Woods Assisted Living. Born on November 24, 1923 in Johnstown, son of Michael and Carmella (Maganello) Coco. Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” (Bocci) Coco; daughter, Joanne Geibig; granddaughter, Michelle Kasuba; great grandson, Mathew Christie; siblings, Carmel, Mary Laposata, Josephine Layland, and Sarah Canerella; son-in-law, Mike Kasuba. He is survived by his loving children, Cynthia A. Kasuba, Windber and Gerald Samuel (Doan) Coco, Richland; grandchildren, Dawn (Frederick) Ings, Windber, Tina (Rob) Dudinack, Windber, Scott (Wendy) Geibig, Windber, Kim (Matt) Amigh, CA, James (Jennifer) Geibig, Greensburg, PA, and Matt Geibig, Fort Washington, MD; 10 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and many friends. Sam was a 1942 graduate of Johnstown High School. He was a US Marine Veteran serving during WWII achieving the rank of Staff SGT. Sam was very proud of the fact of serving in both combat theaters. He was co-owner of Yankee Shoe Repair Factory Inc., where he was employed for 83 years. Sam was an active member and usher for many years at St. Benedict Catholic Church. He was also member of Menoher Post #155 V.F.W.; American Legion Post #849, and Knights of Columbus Council #8244. Sam was also a past board member of Windber Country Club, where he enjoyed golfing with his friends. His family would like to thank the staff at Richland Woods for their loving care of Sam for 6 years; also, to Interim Hospice for tending to Sam during his final days. Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where Vigil Service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Fr. David S. Peles, Pastor. Committal will be at Richland Cemetery Mausoleum with military rites conducted by Menoher Post #155 VFW Ritual Team. The family suggests contributions be directed to St. Benedict Catholic Church, 2310 Bedford Street, Johnstown, PA 15904 in memory of Samuel. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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Expression of Sympathy Sep 4 2019 12:00 AM

Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of Sam. He was such a dear, caring friend who did so much for so many people. He was always there to help in any way that he could. We have so many great memories of all the good things he did over the years. Sam will be truly missed by all who knew him. Sincerely, Pat Hammond (Johnstown Bank & Trust) and daughter Tracey (Hammond) Bambino

Patricia Hammond Sep 2 2019 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences go out to my Dear Cousins and the entire Coco family. Rest In Peace Uncle Sam. Your love, kindness, and wonderful sense of humor have filled me with fond memories of Johnstown to last a lifetime.

Mike Layland & Family Sep 2 2019 12:00 AM

Jerry and Family
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You will be in our prayers.

Larry and Barbara Mattes Sep 2 2019 12:00 AM

Please accept our sympathy and condolences on the passing of your Father and Grandfather. We were long time customers of Sam and his brother, Carm. For many years they kept us walking upright and kept us from leaning toward Casey's, a phrase Sam would say to us on many occasions. Sam will be truly missed by us and will never be forgotten. A true gentlemans gentleman.
He is now at peace and reunited with his Betty. Rest Eternal Grant Unto Him O Lord. And Light Perpetual Shine Upon Him.
Barbara Moyer and Son, Barry R. Moyer

Barbara Moyer and Son Barry R. Moyer Sep 1 2019 12:00 AM

Kim, The Dueas family sends our deepest condolences. My heart is with you.

Brenda Dueas Sep 1 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to Jerry and the family.

Marsha Saintz Lessig Sep 1 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Samuel Coco

Marsha Saintz Lessig Sep 1 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sorrows for the loss of such a well loved and respected man. I know that I was truly blessed to have known him. Rest easy now Marine, we have the watch

Miles E Palasz, TSgt, USAF, Retired Sep 1 2019 12:00 AM