Samuel Vincent Varano, a 91-year-old Army Airborne veteran of the Korean War, passed away peacefully at his home in North Beaver Township in the early hours of Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, with his family by his side.
Samuel was born in Kulpmont, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 30, 1928, a son of the late Rosario and Catherine Varan Varano.
He served with the 82nd airborne of the United States Army, where he achieved the rank of corporal and earned his parachutist badge and his glider badge.
He had retired as a butcher from Castle Brand Meats and from B.J. Alan fireworks Company. Samuel was a devoted fan of Pittsburgh sports, following the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. He also enjoyed raising livestock on his farm and a good fireworks display.
He leaves behind his sons, Sam Varano Sr., Joe Varano and Bob Varano; grandsons, Sam Varano Jr. and Cody Varano; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Anthony Varano; his god daughter, Debbie Roush; and many nieces and nephews.
Sam was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nancy, whom he married on Sept. 24, 1955; his great-grandson, Gage; his brother, Frank Varano; and his sisters, Carolyn Dworak, Teresa Hasuga and Josephine Varano.
As per Samuel's wishes, all services were private. Arrangements were entrusted to the CORLESS-MATTER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, LLC.