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Obituary: Compogno, Sam

Age 85

COMPOGNO, Sam (Age 85) Born August 3, 1927 in Spokane; raised in Spokane and passed away November 22, 2012 in Spokane. He is survived by his sister, Lillian Aiken; brother, Nick Compogno; 18 nieces and nephews; numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Carmen Compogno; sisters: Bernadine (Compogno) Reed, Marylou (Compogno) McPeak and brother, Joseph Compogno. Sam worked for and retired from the Great Northern Railroad. He coached and played softball for many years. He also was the athletic director through Knights of Columbus for the Catholic grade schools. Sam touched many young people’s lives throughout his coaching years. His love was baseball and his team was the New York Yankees. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 1, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 920 N. Washington, Ste 200, Spokane WA 99201 or to the American Diabetes Association, 801 W. 5 Ave, Ste 319, Spokane WA 99201. Please visit Sam’s online tribute and leave a condolence at


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