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ROBERT SCAIA


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ROBERT SCAIA Obituary
Dec. 10, 1943 - Nov. 02, 2017 OKLAHOMA CITY Robert John Scaia, of Oklahoma City, passed away on Thursday November 2nd, 2017. Robert was born in Syracuse, NY on December 10th, 1943 to Frederick and Florence Scaia and was the youngest of 11. Robert retired from the U.S. Air Force with over 22 years in service. During that time he served in Special Operations during the Vietnam War and was decorated for combat action. After retiring from service, Robert worked for the Boeing Company as an aircraft mechanic and participated in the Peace Sentinel program taking him and his family to Saudi Arabia for three years. Robert finished his career working for the Civil Service at Tinker AFB before retiring in April of 2011. Robert married Somsy Vongsalee in Udon, Thailand on March 8th, 1974. He is survived by his wife, Somsy of Oklahoma City, three children, Tony of Seattle, Washington, Connie of Frisco, Texas, and Robert Jr. of Battle Creek, Michigan, five grandchildren, and four siblings, Pauline Caponiti, Gloria Zalewski, Donald Scaia, and Eileen Cavanaugh. He is preceded in death by six siblings, Frederick, Albert, Thomas, Lawrence, Francis, and Rosemary Mills. Visitation will be on November 9th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and funeral services on November 10th at 2 p.m. at Ford Funeral Services, 305 S. Sooner Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73110.
Published in The Oklahoman on Nov. 8, 2017
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