SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Dr. Bruno Stanga, 99, passed away Monday, October 4, 2021, at ProMedica Senior Living in Westerville, Ohio.
He was born September 17, 1922, in Harrison, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Victor and Pauline (Livery) Stanga.
Bruno graduated in 1951 from Ohio State University with a Doctorate of Optometry.
He practiced optometry in Salem for over 50 years.
He was a member of the Salem First Presbyterian Church, Salem Elks Lodge #305, Disabled American Veterans charity, Independent Hose Club and was a member of the Salem Rotary from 1955 – 1995.
He served in the U.S. Army with the 102 Infantry Division, 405 Regiment and was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.
His wife, Kathleen “Kay” (Boyd) Stanga, whom he married December 27, 1952, died July 29, 2021.
He is survived by a son, Mark (Jane) Stanga of Arlington, Virginia; two daughters, Linda (Steve) Scott of Granville, Ohio and Lisa Thompson of Westerville, Ohio; five grandchildren, Lindsay (Andrew) Trombley, Neil Stanga, Rachael and Emma Cronin and Neil Thompson and three great-grandchildren, Charlie, Ava, and Sloane Trombley.
A joint celebration of life service for both Bruno and Kay will be held Friday, October 22, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Ross Jackson officiating. Calling hours will be held one hour prior of service from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made in Bruno’s name to First Presbyterian Church, 436 East Second Street, Salem, OH 44460.
Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Services. To send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
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A television tribute will air Sunday, October 10 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.