Carmine, also known as “Lum” was born in Nyack, New York on November 19, 1931 to the late Carmine A. and Carmella (Capobianco) Lombardi Sr. After high school at Hillsboro High in Tampa Florida, Lum attended Florida State University where in his freshman year, he was on the university’s first undefeated football team.
He later joined the United States Air Force serving a distinguished, decorated 33 year career.
He retired a Chief Master Sargent, Nuclear Missile Maintenance.
He enjoyed all activities in the outdoors, especially fishing, home repairs and wood- working.
He dedicated his time to The Boy Scouts of America and the Knights of Columbus in Spokane and in Keystone Heights, Florida.
Lum was preceded in death by his former wife of 39 years, Clara E. Lombardi, his brother Mario Lombardi.
Survivors include wife Patsy (Miller) Lombardi, and extended family in Florida, as well as one brother Richard A. Lombardi who resides in New York City, NY, his three children, all in Spokane; James A. Lombardi, Robert A. Lombardi, Julie Pangburn (Steve) as well as three grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass Service and Celebration of Life reception will be held at 10:00 a.m on Saturday, January 25, at St. John Vianney, 503 North Walnut Road, Spokane Valley.
Carmine was laid to rest December 19, 2013 in the Keystone Heights Cemetery in Florida.
“Well done good and faithful servant…” Matthew 25:21 In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
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