Samuel J. Piganelli

Samuel J. Piganelli, a loving and devoted father and grandfather, 89, of 1 Helen Lane, Bradford, died Saturday, September 9, 2017, surrounded his loving family at his residence.

Born December 28, 1927, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Anthony and Mary (Marasco) Piganelli. He attended Bradford schools.

Sam was a member the United States Army.

On July 25, 1953, in the Rectory of St. Bernard Church he married Imogene (O’Neil) Piganelli who died May 28, 2016.

Sam started his work career at A&P Grocery Store. He became produce manager, then assistant manager at the A&P. He then went to work at the UFCW Local #1, he retired as Chief Mediator.

Sam was a member of St. Bernard Church, an avid golfer and member of Pine Acres Country Club, the LaStella Lodge, and the Italian Club.

Surviving are three daughters Toni (Tom) Rounsville, Mary Ann "Mimi" (Bob) Frantz, and Jill (Don) Gleason all of Bradford, eight grandchildren, Sam (Melissa) Maley, Taryn (Dr. Jason) Kinkartz, Brooke (Brandon) Tucker, James (Kerianne) Morris, Mike (Heather Lyons) Gleason, Katie (Chris Manning) Gleason, Susie (John) Nellis and Erin Comilla, 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, one daughter Sherry Lynn Comilla who died March 21, 1999, four sisters, Katherine “Katie” Behan, Theresa Fink, Rose Ann Gallucci, and Mary Girard, six brothers Joseph, Frank, Andrew, John, Dominic, and Patsy “Baker” Piganelli.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday September 14, 2017 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 East Main St., where a prayer service will be held on Friday at 9:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Stanley Swacha, Senior Associate Pastor as Celebrant. Full Military Honors and committal services will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired may be made to St. Bernard Church, or a charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

 

 

 

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

Toni, Tom and Mimi, Very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.
— Cindy Greek

Toni, Mimi and family. Very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
— Cheryl, Andy and Haley Smith

To the Piganelli family, Sam was a great guy. I knew him my entire life and I always managed to see him when I came home to Bradford. God Bless your family and God Bless Sam.
— Ted Viola

Ken came in and said "my buddy died" and I didn''t even have to ask, who. I knew it was Sam. We knew what time of day it was just by seeing Sam''s car. When we didn''t see him for a few days, we were worried. Last summer Ken was laid up for a while and the first time Sam went by and Ken was out, he stopped and asked what happened. They talked almost daily and were truly buddies. We will miss him dearly. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May you find solace in your big and loving family.
— Ken and Peg (Robinson) Miller

So sorry to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Sam will be remembered fondly. The O''Neil-Hildebrand family
— Tami Hildebrand

Im sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers from Ed Palazzetti and family. RIP Uncle Sam
— Ed Palazzetti

I''m so sorry to hear of Sam''s passing. My condolences to the family.
— Carol O''NeilGallagher

I''m so sorry to hear of Sam''s passing. My condolences to the family.
— Carol O''NeilGallagher

Toni, Mimi and Jill, so sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs to all.
— Patty Vecellio

My thoughts and prayers are with the Piganelli family! RIP Uncle Sam.
— Lisa Piganelli-Thomson

Mary Ann, Katie and Susan, so very sorry to hear this news. Hugs to you all.
— Debbie Anthony

Condolences

  • Toni, Tom and Mimi, Very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.

    — Cindy Greek
  • Toni, Mimi and family. Very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    — Cheryl, Andy and Haley Smith
  • To the Piganelli family, Sam was a great guy. I knew him my entire life and I always managed to see him when I came home to Bradford. God Bless your family and God Bless Sam.

    — Ted Viola
  • Ken came in and said "my buddy died" and I didn''t even have to ask, who. I knew it was Sam. We knew what time of day it was just by seeing Sam''s car. When we didn''t see him for a few days, we were worried. Last summer Ken was laid up for a while and the first time Sam went by and Ken was out, he stopped and asked what happened. They talked almost daily and were truly buddies. We will miss him dearly. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May you find solace in your big and loving family.

    — Ken and Peg (Robinson) Miller
  • So sorry to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Sam will be remembered fondly. The O''Neil-Hildebrand family

    — Tami Hildebrand