Samuel A. Truncone 

Nov. 17, 1940-Jan. 5, 2021


Samuel “Sammy” Truncone, son of the late Nicholas Truncone and Rose D. (Cerino) Truncone, was born Nov. 17, 1940, at Bridgeport, Connecticut, and departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. He attained the age of 80 years, one month and 19 days.

On May 30, 1963, Sam married Rose M. Cicero and were happily married for over 57 years.

Sam was an analytical research engineer with the Raybestos Powertrain Company for 46 years. He was an inventor of friction materials for Raybestos and held three patents with the technical center team. The Truncone family has served Raybestos with four generations of the family employed by the company.

Sammy was an accomplished guitarist. He played in his band the Ovations traveling the greater Connecticut and New York region for more than 25 years. His band recorded songs and had an opportunity to play full time yet turned the position down to raise his three sons with his wife Rose in Milford, Connecticut. 

Sam had resided in Crawfordsville, Indiana since 1984. Sam and Rose moved to Crawfordsville when he accepted a promotion and transfer to be an engineer in the Tech Center that Raybestos built in Crawfordsville.

Sam enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting. He enjoyed Italian cuisine and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He loved comedies and musicals and enjoyed playing music and singing songs with his children and grandchildren. He had an incredible sense of humor and a contagious laugh.

He is survived by wife Rose M. Truncone of Crawfordsville; three sons, Nick Truncone and wife Maureen of Tallahassee, Florida, Daniel J. Truncone and wife Erin of Crawfordsville, and David Anthony Truncone and wife Heidi of Van Buren, Missouri; six grandchildren, Nicholas Ryan Truncone and his wife Liz of Crawfordsville, Nathan Truncone of Brownsburg, Hannah Truncone of Van Buren, Missouri, Nicole Truncone of Tallahassee, Florida, Elizabeth Truncone of Crawfordsville and Abigail Truncone of Van Buren, Missouri; two great-grandchildren, Elena Truncone and Jonas Truncone; and many cousins, relatives and friends who mourn his passing.

A private funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11 at Hunt and Son Funeral Home, Crawfordsville. The Revs. Daniel Ross II and Dave Truncone will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research. Go to Tribute to Samuel Truncone

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