Mr. Salvatore ‘Sam’ Zarro, of Indianapolis, passed away on the morning of Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Franciscan Hospice House. He was 93. Sam was born May 13, 1926 in Nusco, Italy, one of eight children born to Amato and Maria (Iuliano) Zarro.
Sam came to the United States as an infant of 18 months when his family moved from their homeland for a better life in America. He attended school in Indianapolis and graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1944 and he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Butler University in 1950. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War 2 and was a member of the American Legion.
Sam was employed for several years at U.S. Naval Avionics as a Production Control Specialist, retiring in 1981. He also owned and operated Tropic Oil Company in Indianapolis. He was a faithful member of Faith Assembly of God in Beech Grove where he served on the Church Board and played his violin in the church orchestra. Sam dearly loved both the Lord Jesus Christ and his family.
A jack-of-all-trades, Sam was an industrious man as well as an inventor and could fix or repair anything. He enjoyed working in his yard and caring and cultivating his fig tree he brought here from Italy. He held an Indiana Real Estate Brokers license for many years and spent some of his leisure time fly fishing. He especially looked forward to an annual fishing trip to Minnesota with his friends.
Sam is survived by his wife of nearly 69 years, Mary Louise (Jolliffe) Zarro; his children, Kathy (Mike) Frederick and Ron (Julie) Zarro; his grandchildren, Robert (Elena) Frederick, Dr. Ron (Karen) Frederick and Zach Zarro; his great-grandchildren, Adrianna Frederick, Rocco Frederick, Enzo Frederick, Elio Frederick and Isabella Frederick; his brother, Joe (Catherine) Zarro as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in passing by five sisters and a brother.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm, Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Burial will follow to Greenwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until the hour of service at the mortuary.
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