John Sam Musso, born April 23, 1933, passed away after a lengthy illness on July 8, 2011. Preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Eva Musso, sister-in-law, Lynette Musso and brother- in-law, Richard 'Buzz' McNamara. Survived by his children, Joan (Larry) Jordan, John (Pam) Musso, Jim (Tammy) Musso and Joe Musso; grandchildren, Jim and Josh Martin, Adam Jordan, Mikki, Jordan, Megan (Giz), Erin, Joey, Jimmy and Jessica Musso; sister, Rose (Ron) Connell; brother, Don (Joan) Musso; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by ex-wife, Virginia Musso; extended family and friends. John began working on the family farm at a very young age and continued for many years after returning from the Korean War. He served in the Korean War, worked at the Pueblo Army Depot, worked at Sears for several years which lead to the opening of A-1 Appliance Repair. As an expert at appliance repair, he served on the advisory board at PCC as well as instructed classes. Other business adventures which John was involved in were The Circle of Thieves Bar & Restaurant, various gambling junkets, primarily Nevada Connection. He served on both city and county zoning boards and was one of the founders of the Italian Open. Viewing from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Our Lady of the Meadows, 23 Starling Dr., with the Rev. Father Jim King as celebrant. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family receiving guests at the home of Jim Musso, 1116 Lane 23. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. To the Musso family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss, John was one of the good guy’s. i visited with him a couple of weeks ago. I’m sorry i will not be able to attend funeral as i am out of town. He will be truly missed.

    Ron Harsch

  2. Dear John,
    I feel fortunate to have known you, as you have always been a special swell guy. Thank you for the dances and my trip to Laughlin. Hope to see you when I get there.
    Dee Dee Wright

  3. My grandfather and pride and joy! You filled my heart with so many wonderful memories and a lifetime of laughs! I know this is not goodbye, only a see you soon! And for that day I can not wait! I love you Grandpa!

  4. To the Musso Family:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.
    Harrah’s Laughlin has lost a great friend and business partner. John will be missed by many here.
    I truly enjoyed working with John and learned a lot from him about the charter flight business.
    I’m sure the “man upstairs” arranged a first class seat for John on a special charter during his passing on Friday night.

  5. To John and the Musso family:

    I am sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

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