Salvatore Martin "Sam" LaLomia



Salvatore M. “Sam” LaLomia, 83, of Big Flats, NY passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at home with his family by his side.

Born in North Collins, New York on June 10, 1935, he was the son of the late August and the late Salvatrice (Baglia) LaLomia. Sam served in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1958. He was married to Mary Ann Rome on June 6, 1964 in North Collins, NY. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Bradley University, Sam worked as a Mechanical Engineering manager for Corning, Inc., retiring in 1994 with 32 years of service.

He is survived by his wife; Mary Ann, sons; Kurt (Jan), Mark (Margaret), Brian (Carolee) and Barry (Lindsay), grandchildren; Francis, Felicia, Eric, Madeline, Grace, Brody, Cooper, Ashley and Sarah, and siblings; Joe and Carmella.

Sam loved to spend time working in his garden and restoring his antique cars. He was a member of three different antique car clubs in the area. Sam spent much of his time visiting with his family and enjoying good food and wine from around the world. You could often find him behind the camera, taking pictures of his relatives and the many trips he took with his wife over the years. Both Sam and Mary Ann were active members in the Mount Savior Monastery, and Sam recently started volunteering his time candle-making there.

Family and friends are invited to visitation on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A memorial service will be held at Mount Saviour Monastery, 231 Monastery Road, Pine City, NY on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:00 am. Burial with full military honors will be held at Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sam's name may be made to Mount Saviour Monastery, 231 Monastery Rd., Pine City, NY 14871.