Sam J. Busco, 67, of Milan, Ohio, passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Sunday (Feb. 18, 2018) in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, Ohio.
He was born in Sharon, on July 12, 1950, to the late Nick J. and Rose Lucy (Gagliardi) Busco.
A 1968 graduate of Farrell Area High School, Sam received his bachelor's degree from Clarion University and his master's degree from Bowling Green State University. He was an educator in Norwalk, Canton, and Vermilion, Ohio, until his retirement in 2003.
After his retirement, he devoted his life to being a full time "Papa" to his five grandchildren.
Sam is survived by: his daughters, Dana (Joshua) L. Jones, of Lake Wylie, S.C., and Julie (Frank, III) Sirse, of Monroeville, Ohio; grandchildren, Alexa and Daniel Jones, Caleb and Connor Dunn, and Owen Sirse; brother, Nick R. Busco, of Sharon; sister, Patricia M. Hassell, of Grove City; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and other relatives.
In addition to his parents Nick and Rose Busco, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John and Anthony Busco, and numerous aunts and uncles.
At Sam's request, he will be cremated and a private family service will take place in his hometown in Pennsylvania. Friends and family are invited for a memorial gathering from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday (2-22-18) in the Hickory Bar & Grille, 1645 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage.
Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sam's name to the Friendship APL of Lorain County, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH 44035. Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be shared with the family by visiting toftfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 20, 2018