Samuel A. Mongrella
Samuel "Sam" A. Mongrella, 86, of Clement Ave., passed away peacefully at home on January 11, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Schenectady on June 13, 1930 the son of the late Fred Angelina Maietta Mongrella. He was a graduate of Nott Terrace High School. For over 30 years he was employed as the cameraman and film editor at WRGB retiring in 1991. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict as a frogman. Sam married his beloved wife, Theresa Borawski on April 24, 1954. She predeceased him in 1995. The couple enjoyed travelling to Maine And Vermont and in his later years Sam especially loved the casinos in Atlantic City and going on gambling cruises. He is survived by his sons, Stephen and Lorene Borawski of Mariaville, Terry and Bev Borawski of Schenectady; four grandchildren, Nicole (Michael) Lincoln of Alaska, Stephen Borawski Jr. of Cohoes ,Thomas (Kelly) Farnum of Glenville and T.J. Borawski Jr. of Williamstown, MA And 14 great-grandchildren and one sister, June Attanasio of Schenectady. Besides his wife, Theresa, he was also predeceased by his son, Joseph Borawski, in 2001. Family and friends are invited to call at the DeMarco Stone Funeral Home Inc., 1605 Helderberg Ave., Rotterdam on Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the funeral home. Immediately following a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. at St Luke's Church Schenectady. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Brandywine Ave., Schenectady. In lieu of flowers, The family respectfully requests that memorial donations may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105 and or The Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.
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