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Funeral for Bruno Sammartino held in Pittsburgh


The funeral of Bruno Sammartino took place at 10 a.m. this morning at the St. Sebastian Church in Pittsburgh and there will likely be considerable Pittsburgh media coverage of the event.

The main eulogies were from Larry Richert, a Pittsburgh news reporter who knew him well, and Dr. Frank Costa.

"They had us all laughing and crying," said Joe Babinsack, a friend of Sammartino's who attended.

Richert noted to us on Saturday that the documentary on Sammartino that aired on KDKA in Pittsburgh would be released in some form.

Vince, Linda, and Stephanie McMahon were there together. Stephanie read a very nice speech penned by her husband, Paul Levesque, who is currently in Saudi Arabia and had to miss the funeral.

Dominic DeNucci, a friend of Sammartino's for more than 50 years, having met him when they were the two top babyfaces on a tour of Australia, along with protege Larry Zbyszko and Shane Douglas, also attended. Former Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris was among those who attended the visitation over the weekend.