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SANTO DAVERSO

SANTO DAVERSO Santo Charles Daverso was born in Chicago in 1917, and, at an early age, moved to and was reared on a small farm outside Houston. His early adult formative years were spent with the extended Nuche family in Bryan, Texas. He married Doris Borden in 1941. They owned and operated small grocery stores until joining the U.S. Army Air Corps at the start of World War II. His military service included duty in post-war England, Hawaii, and various locations throughout the western U.S., concluding at Nellis Air Force Base and Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field, Nevada. After serving his country, he established a permanent residence in Las Vegas, and continued to support his growing family of two sons and a daughter as a bellman on the Las Vegas Strip. His favorite activities were bowling and traveling in his RV. His homemade Italian sausage became famous, remains his legacy and his tradition is carried on by his family. Also, many hours were spent in his workshop producing finely crafted clocks and plaques for family and his many friends. He was active in several community service organizations including the Elks, VFW and Good Sam RV club. He served as an active member of St. Christopher's Catholic Church. His wife, Doris, preceded him in death in 1999. In his continued travels, he met Ruby Cabral and later they were married in 2001. Ruby was his angel. They loved and cared for one another until he was called to fill a space in God's garden. He is survived by his wife, Ruby; his sons, Gary Daverso and David Daverso; his daughter, Shirley Daverso; his brothers, Buddy Danna and Tony Danna; grandchildren, Robin Daverso, Rebecca Daverso and Tony Daverso; and great-grandchild, Zahraa Daverso Raven. Public visitation will be 3-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, at Palm Mortuary-Downtown, 1325 N. Main St., Las Vegas. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 11, at St. Christopher's Catholic Church, 1840 N. Bruce St., North Las Vegas.

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