Anthony David Lambruno, 95, of Douglas, passed away September 21, 2013, at Cortland Acres Nursing Home. The youngest of nine children, 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 Concetta “Chris” Lahey, two brothers, Dominick and Loupie Lambruno, and granddaughter Heather Bishop Clixby. He is survived by one stepson Arlie C. (Kathryn) Davis, Hambleton, daughter Karen N. (Gene) Bishop, Marion, Ohio, two special nephews, Jack (Emily) Lambruno, Thomas, and Joe (Mary) Balassone, Keyser, 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, primarily in Australia and the Philippines. 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 United Mine Workers of America. 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. A Rosary was held at 7 p.m.. Mass of Christian Burial was held 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with Father Timothy Grassi as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Cortland Foundation, 39 Cortland Acres Lane, Thomas, WV 26292 Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements www.hinklefuneralhome.com