"WHEN I WAS IN SEVENTH GRADE ,MY FRIENDS AND I TALKED TO MR SAMMARTINO AFTER HE BEAT CRUSHER ; AT MONITEAU HIGH SCHOOL IN WEST SUNBURY , PA . HE WAS VERY NICE TO US ,TAKING TIME TO TALK WITH US. IN OHARE AIR PORT I SAW MR SAMMARTINO WAITING FOR THE SAME PLANE . I WAS COMEING HOME FROM VIET NAM IN 1969 . HIS PASSING SADDENS ME VERY MUCH HE WAS ALWAYS MY HERO."
"Bruno was a real inspiration in & out of the ring. What charisma!! I followed his great career from winning the title from Rogers in 63 thru his classic wars with Monsoon, Kiniski, Watts, Dr. B.Miller & countless others, too many to mention, met him several times throughout his career. You will be truly missed Bruno. Youre in the Good Lords hands now . My heartfelt sympathy to Carol, David , Danny & Daryl. Sincerely, Kevin Kenny"