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Old 06-14-2009, 01:06 AM
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Samuel S. Semetsis, 93, Forest Hills, PA

Samuel S. Semetsis, Of Forest Hills, age 93, on Tuesday, June 9, 2009. Sam was a WW II Marine Corps veteran and a retired employee of Westinghouse, Trafford Plant. During his tour of duty in WW II, he was awarded the Bronze Star medal for meritorious service. Sam was photographed on Okinawa as one of the flag raisers at the last raising of "Old Glory" while under enemy fire in World War II. Shortly thereafter, Okinawa was declared secured. Sam was a member of the East Pittsburgh VFW Post #5008. Husband of the late Sophie (Stambolis) Semetsis. Beloved father of James of Thailand, Angela Lokay (Jim) of East McKeesport, Maria Grace Ranallo (Jim) of Forest Hills and the late Terry Semetsis. Loving grandfather of Jim and Andrea Lokay of East McKeesport. Brother of Thomas Semetsis and Dorothy Stekas, both of NY. Also survived by his pet dog, "Cookie". Friends welcome on Wed. 6-8 pm and Thurs. 2-4 & 6-8 pm at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. East Pittsburgh 412-824-8800 where a Trisagion will be prayed on Thursday at 7:30 pm. Funeral service in the Presentation of Christ Greek Orthodox Church (Ypapanti), East Pittsburgh, on Friday at 11am. Additional viewing one hour prior to service. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to Ypapanti, P.O. Box J, East Pittsburgh 15112.
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