Bernard “Bud” James Scaturro, 93, passed away peacefully at 9:45 a.m., July 23, 2019 at Caseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center located in Caseyville, IL.
To send flowers in memory of Bernard "Bud" Scaturro, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
Bud was born on April 11, 1926, in Venice, Illinois to the late Leonardo and Mary (Fucaloro) Scaturro.
Bud graduated from Venice High School in 1944 and immediately joined the United States Army to serve during World War II. He was stationed in Korea, Philippines and Alaska and achieved the rank of TSgt.
Bud was joined in marriage to Anna Catherine (Morris) Scaturro on January 28, 1951 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Mitchell, Illinois.
Bud is survived by five children: Charlotte McLean (Michael) of Collinsville, James Scaturro (Jacque) of Iberia, Missouri, Mary Kay Fleming and Theresa Davis of Crocker, Missouri and Mark Scaturro (Laura) of Worden and his brothers; Al (Marie) and Ronald (Ann) along with 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Bud was preceded in death by: brothers Thomas (Mary Donna) and Joseph (Cathy) Scaturro, daughter, Sharon Kinkead, granddaughter, Errin Ax, great-grandson, Steven Clayton Lynn, and great-granddaughter Brianna Overby.
Bud was a journeyman steamfitter and began his career at Triangle Heating in Mitchell, IL. In 1978, he and his family relocated to Phoenix Arizona, where he worked for Bechtel Corporation at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. In 1988, the family relocated back to the metro east.
The proud Army veteran loved to tell stories of his service, including the time he cooked a meal for General Douglas McArthur overseas. Bud love to play dice with his family, watch the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team and play bingo.
A memorial mass will be held in his honor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Maryville, IL at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 31 with Fr. Joseph attending. Arrangements entrusted to Kalmer Memorial Services. Burial will take place at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with full military honors.