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RIP Angelo Scura

by on Mar.04, 2010, under General

Angelo Scura was a close friend of mine who passed away this past Monday, March 1st, after a yearlong battle with brain cancer.  I first met Angelo when I was working for Siemens as a contractor assigned to the Washington Mutual account.  He lived in California and soon made the migration from California to Texas similar to myself.  While he was making that transition I gave him advice about the move, having just made that move a few months earlier myself, which he was greatly appreciative for.  After a time he had gotten laid off from WAMU and we hired him at Siemens.  He also started going to church at the same church that Evie and I went to and soon became a very active member there, getting involved in the Men’s ministry.  His wife Kim also started to work at the same place that Evie worked at and they also bought a house on the same street as my mom, so our lives were quite intertwined both in and out of work.

The character that Angelo possessed can only be described as selfless.  He put God, family and friends before himself in everything that he did.  He was one of the first people to show up for work and the last one to leave at the end of the day.  After the leader of the Men’s ministry lost his own battle to cancer, Angelo stepped up and took over to keep it going.  He organized the Saturday breakfast meetings and the Tuesday Men’s Night Out gatherings.  When scheduling got complicated at work and adjustments to schedules had to be made he took them on.  He worked third shift, second shift, whatever shift we needed him to fill.

Last spring when he was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer and was given little time left he still kept his faith in God and God’s will.  He would’ve loved to have stayed another 20 years but he knew that if it was God’s will for him to come to heaven sooner then he would.  And he would tell you this with a smile on his face.  He knew where he was going, no doubt about that.

Nobody’s perfect and Angelo did have his faults.  He would talk your ear off some days and it could drive you batty.  But he always meant well.

His funeral is Saturday and he will definitely be missed by many.  I’ve been honored to be asked by his family to be a pallbearer.

Angelo, if you’re reading this from heaven, just know that all of us in the Hammis family love you and miss you.  We will see you in heaven when we get there.

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