Michael R. Zampogna
Michael R. Zampogna, 87, of 626 Dawson St., died Tuesday, Dec.21, 2010, at his residence.Born Jan. 1, 1923, in Westline, he was a son of Joseph and Theresa Costerella Zampogna. On March 23, 1946, in England, he married Mary Eileen Morris who survives.Mr. Zampogna had been a service repairman for Sears for many years after which he started his own business, Mike’s Home Repair Services.During World War II, he served in the Army, attaining the rank of Sergeant.He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council # 715 and the VFW Lodge # 1132, both in Kane. As a member of St. Callistus Church, he served as an usher for many years.He played drums in the Rolick’s Polka Band and also coached Little League Baseball for several years. He was also an avid fisherman.Surviving, in addition to his wife Eileen, are two daughters, Maureen (Dennis) Naiberg and Bernadette Zampogna, both of Mesa, Ariz.; two sons, Kevin Zampogna of Bradford and Terence (Debra) Zampogna of Eden, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frederick “Fritz” (Marjorie) Zampogna of Kane and Joseph (Janice) Zampogna of Clarence Center, N.Y.; three sisters, Teresa Zampogna and Donna (David) Mann, both of Erie and Angeline (John) McCandless of Kane.Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, are two sisters, Josephine Manfrey and Mary Chiesa; and three brothers, Tony Zampogna, Harry Zampogna and Dominic Zampogna.Friends will be received at the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Callistus Catholic Church with The Rev. Philip Pinczewski, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at St. Callistus Cemetery.Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Box 67, Bradford, PA 16701 or St. Callistus Catholic Church, 342 Chase St., Kane, PA 16735.Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com.