Sam P. Anello
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Oct 23, 1920-May 7, 2012
Resident of Pittsburg
Sam was a lifelong resident of Pittsburg. After graduating from high school he went to work for Dow Chemical. He then joined the Navy in 1942. After his discharge in 1946, Sam returned to Dow Chemical where he retired in 1980. He was active in the Pittsburg community. He was one of the original founders of the Pittsburg Little League and helped construct the little league fields which still exits on Davi Ave. He was an accomplished fast pitch softball player earning his nickname Slammin Sam. He was a member of the Pittsburg Elks Club, YMI, and St. Peter Martyr Church.
Sam was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Vinnie, his parents John and Josephine, brothers Tony, Ned Nash and sister Mary. He is survived by his sons Frank (Donna), John and Sam. Grandchildren Shannon (Bryan), Karen (Bobby), and Gregory. Great grandchildren Alexa, Hailey, Sierra, Bobby and Frankie. His brothers Andy, DeDe and sister Nina. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friend Emma.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 4:00pm with a vigil at 7:00pm at the Pittsburg Funeral Chapel. Funeral liturgy Friday, May 11, 2012 at 10:00am at St. Peter Martyr Church. Committal services following at Holy Cross Cemetery, Antioch.
Published in Contra Costa Times from May 9 to May 10, 2012