OSWEGO, NY – Nicholas Taormina, 94, of Oswego, died Sunday June 16, 2013, peacefully with his family by his side, in Houston, Texas, at his son’s home.
Mr. Taormina was born in Minetto, NY, the son of the late Phillip and Antoinette (Castiglia) Taormina.
He retired in 1982 from the Carpenters’ Local # 747, Oswego. In May 2012, with 50 years of continuous membership, he was awarded a Life Membership.
Mr. Taormina served in the United States Army-Air force during World War II.
He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church Oswego and the Oswego Moose Lodge.
Mr. Taormina was predeceased by his wife, Betty M. Taormina, in 1994; and his siblings, Vincenzo (James) Taormina, infant Larry Taormina, Joseph Taormina, Samuel (Salvatore) Taormina, Tony Taormina, Mary Malambri, Frederick (Alfredo) Taormina, Susan Frani, Anna Demmins, Kathleen Arduini and Anthony Taormina.
He is survived by his children: Nicholas T. (Thelma) Taormina of Houston and Donna M. (Roger) Johnson of Colorado; his brother, Larry Taormina, of Texas; three grandchildren: Kimberly, Roger and Dawn; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday 8 a.m. from the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home and 9 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church.
Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego.
Calling hours will be Thursday 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.
The family requests donations in lieu of flowers to be sent to: Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77030 on his behalf.
Houston Hospice is a non-profit organization.