Ralph Gacomo, 96, of Pinehurst, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pinehurst, with James M. Labosky as celebrant.
A Rite of Committal will be held in Pinelawn Memorial Park, Southern Pines.
Mr. Gacomo was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a bellhop at The Carolina, Pinehurst, for 69 years.
He is survived by his son, Kevin Gacomo and his wife, Teresa, of Chelmsford, Mass.; a sister, Jeannette Gacomo, of Pinehurst; and two grandchildren, Kevin Gacomo Jr. and Elizabeth LeDuc.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, 3131 RDU Center Drive, Suite 100, Morrisville, NC 27560.
Powell Funeral Home and Crematory, Southern Pines, is assisting the family.
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