Martin Scala (June 24, 1924 – March 19, 2015)

Martin Scala  (June 24, 1924 – March 19, 2015)

ROCK SPRINGS – Martin J. Scala, 90, of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Deseret Health & Rehab Center in Rock Springs. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Mr. Scala passed away following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming on June 24, 1924 , the son of the late Henry Scala and Maddalena Marta. Mr. Scala attended schools in Rock Springs, Wyoming and graduated from Rock High School with the Class of 1943.

He served in the United States Air Force during World War II. Mr. Scala worked as a heavy equipment operator until his retirement in 1988.

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He was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Community and the Disabled Veterans of America.

Survivors include of New York and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Leo Scala; two sisters Theresa Penoff and Christine Brownhill and two brothers-in-law Jack Penoff and Don Brownhill.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic, 116 Broadway, Rock Springs, Wyoming. A vigil service with rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Vase Funeral Chapel, 154 Elk Street, Rock Springs, Wyoming. Interment will be in the Rock Springs, Municipal Cemetery. Friends may call at the Vase Chapel on Tuesday one hour prior to the rosary and on Wednesday at the Vase Chapel, one hour prior to services.

Condolences may be left at www.vasefuneralhomes.com