April 10, 1963
Electronics Technician Second Class
United States Navy
Samuel Joseph Dabruzzi was born on August 27, 1936, in Hudson, Wis., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dabruzzi. He attended St. Patrick's Grade School and upon being graduated in 1950, received the coveted American Legion Award for scholarship and leadership. His first 2 years of high school were spent at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Worthington, Ohio. He returned to Hudson High School and was graduated with the class of 1954. Samuel attended St. Thomas College in St. Paul, Minn., for 2 years prior to enlisting in the Navy in September 1956.
He received his basic training at the U.S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill., and attended the Navy's Electronics technician School in San Francisco, Calif. He then volunteered for submarine duty and upon being accepted he enrolled in the Submarine school at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, Conn. He was graduated in January 1959, and was selected for advance training. He completed the course in nuclear power at the submarine base and at the nuclear-power training unit at West Milton, N.Y. On February 27, 1961, Samuel was assigned to the U.S.S. Thresher (SSN 593). during his naval service, Samuel had been awarded the Navy's Good Conduct Medal, and a letter of commendation from the commanding officer of the U.S.S. Thresher (SSN 593) for his outstanding performance of duty.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Carrie Ann; three children, Samuel,
Jr., Carl James, Vivian Ann; brothers, Frank, Albert, and the Very Reverend
James S. Dabruzzi; five sisters, Mrs. John Zappa, Mrs. Donald Hentges,
Mrs. Joseph Mezzenga, Mrs. James Meyer, and Doris Dabruzzi.