John E. Semo, 88, of Rome, passed away on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Betsy Ross Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Rome, NY, on May 27, 1931, son of the late John and Raffaela Granita Semo. Johnny was a graduate of Rome Free Academy Class of 1949. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp., as a Cpl., from 1952-1954. He was united in marriage to Mary R. Martinez, a union they shared for sixty-three wonderful years, before her death on July 19, 2016. Johnny retired as the Maintenance Supervisor for the Rome City School District.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law; John and Annie Semo, Hillsboro, NC, and Gary and Karen Semo, Rome, three grandchildren; Stacia, Corey and Gary, five great grandchildren, Kennedy, Devan, Brayden, Elliana, and Jay, also surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Carole Semo, FL., and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers; Mike Semo and Sam Mulga and four sisters; Rose Bottini, Mafalda Evangelist, Mary Mulga and Amelia Capporilli.
Johnny loved spending time at "The Pond" with family and friends, especially his two boys and his grandchildren. He will be missed by all.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the entire staff of Betsy Ross Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
A service will be held at a later date. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made in John's name to: Alzheimer's Association Central New York Chapter, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204-1305
Arrangements are by the Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home, Inc., 7751 Merrick Rd.
To offer online condolences, please visit www.njbushfuneralhome.com