Sebastian "Busty" Tris-cari, 91, formerly of 8 Shaw Ave., passed away at 11:05 a.m. Sunday (Oct, 21, 2012), in the Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility.
A lifelong area resident, he was born Aug. 16, 1921, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of the late Rosario and Carmella Paterniti Triscari.
In 2002, he was granted his diploma from Jamestown High School, which he earned before his enlist-ment in the U.S. Army.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II from Oct. 31, 1942, to Dec. 31, 1945, with the 861st Aviation En-gineers. During his tour of duty, he served in the European Theater of Operations in England, France, Belgi-um, Germany and Luxembourg, and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the European-African Middle Eastern Service Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Sharp Shooter Medal.
Before his retirement in 1984, he was employed by the Carborundum Com-pany, where he worked for 25 years. In earlier years, he was the owner and operator of the former Cozy Cleaners on the corner of Willard and Barrows streets and also worked at the former National Worsted Mills for several years. He was very active with the la-bor management team and served as vice president of the union.
Busty was instrumental in the founding of The Resource Center, where his late son, Russell, was one of the initial participants.
He was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church and a life member of the John W. Tiffany Post 53 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Henry Mosher Post 638 American Legion, Falconer, N.Y. He was a member of the War Vets Recreation Club the Lake-wood Rod & Gun Club and the Short Snorters Club. He was also an avid Buffalo Bills fan, and was a keen skeet shooter.
He will be remembered as a loving and caring fa-ther and grandfather who loved spending time with his family. His grandchil-dren and great-grandchildren were his pride and joy and he talked about them often. He was a very generous man and will also be remembered as playing "Santa Claus" for family gatherings and also at many nursing homes and several organizations over the years.
Surviving are a daughter Christine (Robert) Storms of Jamestown; three grandchildren: Brenda (John) Salemme and Robert (Kathy) Storms, both of Jamestown, Lisa (Cecil) Miller of Falconer; five great-grandchildren: Carly Miller, Kyle Miller, Corine Salemme, Robert Storms, Christian Storms; and by his brother, Joseph Triscari of Falconer.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Mary Panzarella Triscari, whom he married March 2, 1946, and who died Jan. 22, 2004; a son, Russell L. Triscari, who died Dec. 8, 2010; and two sisters: Angeline Triscari who died in 1955 and Ann C. Cimo who died May 30, 2011.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. James Catholic Church. The Rev. Darrell G. Duffy, pastor, will be celebrant. Entombment will be in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Mausoleum.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Lind Funeral Home, where a Christian Wake Service will be led at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to The Resource Center Foundation, 200 Dunham Ave. Jamestown, NY 14701; or to the W.C.A. Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 214, Jamestown, NY 14702-0214.
You may light a candle in remembrance of "Busty" at www.lindfuneralhome. com.