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Updated: 04/18/2014 08:00:02AM

Samuel C. Lagalo

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Happy 90th birthday to Samuel Lagalo on his special day May 28.

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Samuel C. Lagalo, 91, of Lake Suzy, Fla., passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Fla.

He was born May 28, 1922, in Saginaw, Mich., and moved to Florida in 1993 from Oscoda, Mich.

Samuel was a World War II Veteran, and served six months in the Pacific, serving proudly in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired conductor of the C&O Railroad, and a motel owner in Oscoda. He was a life member of the VFW, the American Legion, the Moose Lodge and of Punta Gorda Church of the Nazarene. Samuel was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who loved and knew him.

He is survived by his son, Samuel C. (Catherine) Lagalo II of Merrillville, Ind.; his daughter, Nancy (Juan) Lagalo-Gutierrez of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his special friend, Betty Gowan of Harbour Heights, Fla. Samuel was preceded in death by his loving wife, Frances; five brothers; and three sisters.

Visitation will be held from noon until the Funeral Service at 1 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at Punta Gorda Church of the Nazarene, 512 Allen St., Punta Gorda, Fla. Pastors Jason Hawk and John Denby will officiate. Inurnment will be held at a later date by the family in Milford, Mich.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Samuel’s name to Punta Gorda Church of the Nazarene, 512 Allen St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Friends may visit online at to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory, Punta Gorda Chapel.

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