Anthony David Lambruno, 95, of Douglas, WV, departed this life September 21, 2013, at Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas. He was born December 9, 1917, in Douglas to the late Nicola Lambruno and Maria D’Amato Lambruno.
He was preceded in death by his wife Alma Davis Lambruno on February 14, 2007, and five sisters, Emma Cianfaglione, Julia Balassone, Corinne Warde, Anna O’Dell, and Chris Lahey, two brothers, Dominick and Loupie Lambruno, and granddaughter Heather Bishop Clixby. He is survived by one stepson Arlie C. (Kathryn) Davis, Hambleton, WV, daughter Karen N. (Gene) Bishop, Marion, OH, two special nephews, Jack (Emily) Lambruno, Thomas, WV, and Joe (Mary) Balassone, Keyser, WV, one sister, Lillian Boccardi, Marietta, GA, seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.
Mr. Lambruno graduated from Thomas High School in 1935 and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the 350th Antiaircraft Artillery Searchlight Battalion of the U.S. Army. Following his military career, he worked for the Douglas Coal Company for many years. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and the UMWA. With the exception of his military service, he was a lifelong resident of Douglas and an avid gardener until he moved to Cortland Acres at the age of 90.
Friends were received Monday, September 23, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. at Hinkle Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with Father Timothy Grassi as celebrant. Interment followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mr. Lambruno may be made to the Cortland Foundation or St. Thomas Catholic Church.