LUCA "LOUIE" FUSCO
Mr. Luca "Louie" Fusco, 94, of Camp Point, Illinois, died at 1:44 p.m. Tuesday (October 28, 2014) in Good Samaritan Home.
Born December 24, 1919, in Praiano, Italy, Lou was the son of Gennaro and Roslia Fusco. He married Lucille Young who preceded him in death. He married Betty Kay Meyers on August 29, 1973 in St. Louis, Missouri. She survives.
In 1943, Mr. Fusco became a citizen of the United States and entered the U. S. Army. He served in the Ardennes where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, the Rhineland and Central Europe. He earned the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 3 Bronze Battle Stars.
Lou was of the Catholic Faith. He and Betty wintered in the South Padre Islands where he enjoyed fishing.
Lou was employed as a meat cutter before entering the army. Following his discharge he was a meat cutter for the George Geiger Meat Market in Quincy until going to work at the Bueter Baking Company for 13 years. He later was employed for the State of Illinois where he tested soybeans. Lou later farmed in the Camp Point area and worked for the C. B. & Q. Railroad as a private contractor for 32 years until his retirement in 1981.
Survivors include his wife, Betty; two sons, Christopher Fusco of Quincy and Ambrose "Andy" Fusco of St. Joseph, MO; a brother, Nick Fusco (Judy) of New York, N.Y.; and many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mr. Fusco was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Lucille; a son, Gennaro Fusco; three brothers, Alfonso Fusco, Gennaro Fusco and Michael Fusco; and two sisters, Pasquilina Savino and Josephine Fusco.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by the Rev. Donald Blaeser. Burial with Military Honors by the Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail will be in Quincy Memorial Park.
Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 and Friday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Home.