Salvatore "Sam" Angelo Serraglio
Thursday 10th of January 1924 - Wednesday 4th of September 2019
Salvatore “Sam” Angelo Serraglio, 95, of Lexington, Kentucky passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Sam was born on January 10, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Costantino and Sebastians Artino Serraglio. He was a WWII Veteran with the US Army, seeing action in several parts of the European Theater and was also a Purple Heart recipient. Sam returned to Cleveland after the war where he met his late wife, Elvera Florence Cavaliere. He enjoyed Cleveland Brown’s Football and was in attendance when the Cleveland Indians won the Baseball World Series in 1948. After moving to Lexington, Sam followed and enjoyed watching both UK and U of L Women’s and Men’s Basketball. He loved to cook and eat Italian food, watching his children and grandchildren play sports, and enjoyed dancing with his wife. Sam was also a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.
Sam is survived by two sons; Salvatore (Sue Simon) and Mike (Karen) Serraglio, five grandchildren; Erica (Bryan) Kennedy, Michael Serraglio, Mike, James and Tom Walker, eight great-grandchildren; Ayden and Jolene Kennedy and Justin, Brandon, Katlin, Sydney, Alexis and Kailey Walker, and one sister; Mary Warm.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 12:00 PM at St. Paul Catholic Church, with visitation beginning at 11:00 AM. Entombment with full military honors will be at the Lexington Cemetery Mausoleum immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Bluegrass Care Navigators, (2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504).
Dear Sam and Michael, I am so sorry to be sending this message of condolence so late. I had composed a message last week but somehow, as a result of a misunderstanding, it never got sent. I would have dearly loved to have been present in Kentucky to celebrate my Uncle Sam's extraordinary life as well as his selfless service to his country. I was certainly aware of his combat service in WW2 because whenever I visited I always saw a photograph of Uncle Sam in his military uniform displayed in your living room. Unfortunately, I was unable to be there due to the fact that I am still teaching a fairly large number of students and had to be present in school last week. I am also recovering from eye surgery. I am happy, though, that my brother Ron could make it and represent my family. I cannot tell you how much I idolized my Uncle Sam. I treasure every moment, few as they were, that I was privileged to spend in his presence, for instance, watching at your house, in front of a little B-&-W TV set, the 1958 NFL Championship Game between the Giants & the Colts. In particular, I would at the time bask in the glow of my dad and his three younger brothers, and my uncles, Phil, Sam and Nick, as they talked about sports, or the news, or simply about mundane matters. As a boy, I would just sit there silently and drink it all in. I don't think I have heard better conversation since. Looking back, I realize those were some of the defining moments of my life. Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your dad, knowing that his loss was also a loss for all of us who were raised up to a higher level by knowing him. Joe Serraglio Lakewood, Ohio
No Doubt, It Was a World Class Funeral for Your Dad, Sam Serraglio plus the remembrance of your Mom, Vera ! How nice when your Childen Rise Up & Call You Blessed ! Only knew your Dad from working with him in 1961 to his retirement at UWS/JCI in Georgetown. Always impressed be how calming he could be. Didn't know his WW2 background until his obit. Sam was never one to brag ! Always thought he was & always remained a handsome man. Loved Sam Jr's telling of Mike's "Tumble" & of the "Ice Cream Soda" & Indian's Games on the tiny TV. I was an Eastern, KY (Irvine) kid & got to Vacation at my Dad's Uncle Cundiff's Weslake Ave. Home in Cleveland. The Great Indian's were my 2nd favorite team (unfortunatly, the hapless Reds were my favorites). Was able to see one Indian's Game when the great Bob Feller pitched against the Philly Athletics. Unfortunately Cleveland lost ! But, The day was not s total loss because we got to indulge at the WONDERFUL Dairy Dell close to my Dad's Uncle's home ! Always looked forward to the Dairy Dell's visits when coming to Cleveland. Wish we could have known your great family back then ! Great to know our Lord Jesus Christ Saving Power will allow us to see our Loved Ones Again in an Absolutly Perfect Heaven, IN GOD's Perfect Light, in Perfect Bodies, without Tears or Pains. HALLELUJAH ! God Bless & Comfort All of Sam & Vera's Family & Loved Ones ! 🕇 Bob Stamper, Lex', KY. 🕇
Madge and thurmas reynoldssays
Dear family We are so sorry for your loss. You have so many great memories of Sam and Vera. They are at peace now that they are together again. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Madge and Thurmas
I took care of him with Senior Helpers. In the short time I cared for him, I grew fond of him. Please accept my condolences. GOD bless you.