Michael A. LaMancuso, 95, of Jamestown, NY, passed away peacefully at 1:20 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2019, in his home, surrounded by his loving family.
A lifelong area resident, he was born December 5, 1923 in Jamestown, NY, a son of the late John S. and Jennie Amatuzzo LaMancuso.
He was a 1943 graduate of Jamestown High School and was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army serving from September 17, 1943 to November 3, 1945 during World War II, and was a participant in the Allied Invasion at Anzio in the spring of 1944. During his tour of duty he received the Purple Heart for being wounded in action, the World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal.
Before his retirement, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a parcel post carrier for 30 years. In earlier years he had worked for the former Blackstone Corporation.
Mike was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church and was a member of the War Vets Recreation Club, the couples club, "The 49ers", the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club and was an organizational member of the monthly post office retiree's breakfast.
He will be remembered as a true family man who was the Patriarch of the LaMancuso Family. He cherished and was the force behind the annual LaMancuso summertime barbeque and Christmas Eve family celebrations, where he spent most of his time nurturing the infants and children of his extended family. He was the definition of "jack of all trades", and enjoyed the better part of his 35 years in retirement ensuring the upkeep of his children's homes, while being an active participant in the developing lives of his cherished grandchildren.
Surviving are his three children; Joanne (Anthony) Vitello of Jamestown, Dr. John M. (Rhonda) LaMancuso of Bemus Point, NY, Michael (Dr. Rosann Lana) LaMancuso of Snyder, NY, six grandchildren; Dr. Kate (Dr. Joseph Holler) LaMancuso of Bristol, VT, Joseph (Lindsey) Vitello of Falconer, NY, Alison (Mark) Tortelli of Lancaster, NY, Julie LaMancuso, Michael LaMancuso, Joseph LaMancuso all of Snyder, two great grandchildren; Julian Vitello, Sienna Tortelli and his two brothers; John A. (Carrie) LaMancuso, Sam J. (Dorothy) LaMancuso both of Jamestown, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife the former Ann Mason LaMancuso whom he married June 25, 1949 and who died February 10, 2001, a sister, Marian L. Trass and a brother, Ignatius F. "Nay" LaMancuso.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday in St. James Catholic Church. The Rev. Darrell G. Duffy, pastor will be celebrant. Burial will be in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Lind Funeral Home where a Christian Wake Service will be led at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring St. Jamestown, NY 14701 or to a charity of one's choice.