Steve A. Lamascola
Steve A. Lamascola, 97, of Rome, passed away on November 5, 2023 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Born January 11,1926 in Rome to Grace DeSalvo and Alfonso Lamascola. He married Jennie Viola in 1951 at St. John the Baptist Church. Steve attended Rome Free Academy before serving courageously in the Army during WWII, stationed in Central Europe after being drafted in 1944. For his service he was awarded the WWII Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, and Distinguished Unit Badge.
With unwavering dedication, he spent 30 years as a police officer on Griffiss Air Force Base ensuring the safety of his community. He enjoyed twice-weekly lunches with his former colleague and longtime friend Mike Muniente. They could usually be found at King’s Buffet and other local diners. Steve found solace and joy in the simple pleasures of life, relishing moments spent fishing and testing his luck playing Keno at Turning Stone Casino. A lover of jazz music, his soul resonated with the soothing rhythms that filled his days. These hobbies not only reflected his leisurely pursuits but also showcased the vibrant spirit that endeared him to family and friends. May the echoes of his laughter and the melodies he cherished linger in our hearts.
He is survived by his brother Patrick (Donna) Romeo of White Lake, NY, daughter-in-law Cynthia Lamascola of Rome, and grandson Michael (Nicolette) Lamascola of Rome. Steve is preceded in death by his beloved wife Jennie, son Steve, brother Nemo and sister Tillie.
May his legacy of service and love be remembered fondly by all who knew him.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00pm Thursday, November 9, 2023 at St. John's Cemetery, E. Dominick St., Rome with Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio officiating.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo Street.
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