Samuel "Chip" Spano, 91, of Warren, Pa., formerly of Florida and Jamestown, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday (July 20, 2012) in Golden Living Center, Warren. He was born in Jamestown on May 10, 1921 the son of Joseph and Grace Salupo Spano.
Chip was employed as a clerk in Disney World, delivered Lowry Organs in Cutler Ridge, Fl., owned and operated Uncles Chip's Pizza Shop, co-owner with his brother Jim of Spano's Market, both in Jamestown. He also worked at Whirley Industries, Watson Manufacturing and was a greeter at Sam's Club for ten years.
He served with the US Army Air during World War II and earned the World War II Victory Medal, American Cam-paign Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of the American Legion Henry Mosher Post #638 and a former member of the Knights of Columbus and was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church.
Chip enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casino and dancing and was known as a people person.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Denardi Spano whom he married on July 24, 2001, a son, Joseph Spano, Jamestown, two grandsons, Samuel Spano, Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Joshua A Spano, Jamestown, six step chil-dren, a family friend, Vic-toria Wilson, Jamestown. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Con-cetta "Connie" Basile Spano whom he married on April 29, 1950 in St. James Catholic Church and who died on April 4, 1998, a brother, James Spano, three sisters, Rose Lanni, Carrie Daniel and Yolanda Cimi-no.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in St. James Catholic Church. The Rev Darrell G. Duffy, pastor, will be the cele-brant.
Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Friends will be received on Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Hubert Funeral Home and Cremation Ser-vices where a Christian Wake Service will be held at 6:00 p.m.
You may send a con-dolence to the family by visiting www.hubertfuneralhome.com.