Yannessa, Samuel P.
Crewmember Status: Deceased
12/Sep/1924 – 04/Oct/2006
Seaman 1st Class, USNR
Battle Station while aboard DD 803:
Samuel P. Yannessa, 82, of 112 Nesbitt Road died the night of Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, in Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born Sept. 12, 1924, in New Castle, he was a son of the late Emilio and Angeline Marinelli Yannessa. He married the former Lindy Carbone on June 23, 1949. She survives. Mr. Yannessa was a retired caster for Universal Rundle Corp. with 35 years of service. He later retired from the New Castle Area School District. A World War II Navy veteran, he served aboard the USS Little 803 in the Pacific campaign. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, VFW Post 315 and American Legion Post 343. Mr. Yannessa enjoyed golfing and adored his children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter. He was a member of St. Vitus Church. In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Doreen A. Owens of Sanford, Fla., and Cyndi Villani of New Castle and her fiancé, Jim Donston; a son and daughter-in-law, Samuel A. and Terri Yannessa of Newnan, Ga.; six grandchildren, Benjamin, Gineve, Tara, Natalie, Lauren and Erin; a great-granddaughter, Kayla; a nephew, Anthony Matteo of Columbus, Ohio; and numerous other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Viola Yannessa, Concetta Mastrangelo, Louise Ciavarino and Jean Janus, and a brother, Frank “Tookers” Tuscano. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St. A procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Monday for St. Vitus Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. The Rev. Nicholas Mastrangelo of St. Monica Church of Bellevue, Pa., will officiate. Burial will be in St. Vitus Cemetery. Military rites will be performed by the New Castle Area Veterans Honor Guard. Online condolences may be received at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
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