Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Obituary: John I. "Sam" Montalto

MADISON - John I. "Sam" Montalto, age 81, passed away on Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at Four Winds Nursing Home in Verona, with his children at his side. He was born on June 18, 1922, at Madison and he had been a Madison resident all his life. He attended Central High School and served in the Army during World War II. He was employed by Ohmeda for 40 years, retiring in 1986. John is survived by two sons, John Jr. and Jeff; six daughters, Kathryn Phillips, Veronica (Larry) Ostermeyer, Rita Cattell, Diana Carpenter-Krause, Jenifer (Jim) Parisi, and Juliene (Scott) Meeker; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joe and Paul; and four sisters, Frances, Mary, Rosie and Carm. He was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Steve Carpenter and Ron Krause. A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at 11 a.m. at ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1905 W. Beltline Highway, Madison, with Father Todd Van Natta officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church. A special thanks to cousin, Ernie Tusa, the staff at HospiceCare and Four Winds Nursing Home. Cress Funeral Service 6021 University Ave. (608) 238-8406

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on August 20, 2003

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