Obituary of Samuel Joseph DeNome Jr
On January 10th, 2024 heaven welcomed another angel. Samuel "Sam" Joseph DeNome Jr., 81, passed away in Holiday, FL. He was born December 18, 1942 and raised in Ellwood City, PA and had fond memories of simpler times surrounded by family and friends. Sam graduated from Lincoln High School, class of 1960, and attended Youngstown State University and New Castle Business College. He proudly worked for the Ellwood City Ledger, as an Account Advertising Manager, for over 20 years. Eventually moving to Tampa and going into business with his two brothers Frank and Vince DeNome of the original Peninsular Lumber Co. After retiring he spent his time operating a small vending business and happily tolerating many cruises with his wife. He enjoyed relaxing at home and in the sunroom overlooking the water. He was a strong supporter of the Steelers and Buccaneers.
During his lifetime he was actively involved in volunteering with the Jaycees Wolves Club, Sons of Italy Lodge 608, and served on the Board of Directors of the Human Development Center Inc. in Tampa, FL. He was a faithful parishioner of the Purification of the BVM Church in Ellwood City, PA and St. Paul's Catholic Church in Tampa, FL. His family was the most important part of his life while fishing, hunting, and card playing were secondary. The phrase Fully Rely On God (F.R.O.G.) led to an impressive collection of frog memorabilia.
Preceded in death by parents Sam and Antoinette DeNome, brother Frank (Lil) DeNome, son Mark A. DeNome, and multiple nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his wife Andrea; children Samuel (Malia) DeNome III, Christopher (Meredith) DeNome, Sarah DeNome, and Dominique (Anthony) Randall; brother Vince (Marge) DeNome and Susan Hamilton widow of Mark A. DeNome; many grandchildren and a great grandson.
Service will be held Friday, February 2, 2:30 pm, at St. Paul's Catholic Church. 12708 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa, FL with reception to follow. The spreading of ashes will be at a later date in Ellwood City, PA.
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