Tony Sam Urso, age 82, of Morgantown, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at WVU Medicine, surrounded by his family. Tony was born in Morgantown, on May 16, 1936, a son of the late Salvatore and Rosina Romano Urso.
Tony proudly serviced his country in the US Navy for two years. After his service, Tony worked for many years as a Skilled Glass Maker for Seneca Glass. He was also a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. In Tony’s free time, he enjoyed being outdoors, especially in his garden, and could always be found cheering on the Mountaineer football team.
Tony is survived by his wife, Shirley Taylor Urso; daughter, Danielle Laratta and husband Anthony, of Fairmont; step-daughter, Karen DeBardi, of Morgantown; step-son, Louie DeBardi and wife Tracy, of Morgantown; sister, Clara Belcastro, of Bridgeport; a grandson on the way in July 2019; step-grandchildren, Ryan DeBardi and wife Sandra and Casie Savage and husband Mike; step- great-grandchildren, Grant and Grayson Savage; three nieces; and many cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church 1 Guthrie Lane Morgantown, WV 26508.
Friends may gather at McCulla Funeral Home from 2 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21. Visitation will continue at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church from 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Msgr. Anthony Cincinnati, STD, VE as celebrant. Burial will follow at Lawnwood Cemetery.