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Samuel L. Palese

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Samuel L. Palese

AGE: 89 • North East, MD

Samuel L. Palese, age 89, of North East, MD passed away peacefully in his daughter's arms on February 10, 2016 at home. Born to the late Samuel & Ann Schofield Palese in Wilmington, DE, he has resided with his daughter, Debra for the past 5 years and he previously lived in the Timbers of Wilmington, DE. After high school, he served in the Air Force during WWII. Sam graduated with a Masters in Civil Engineering and was employed by Sun Oil in Marcus Hook for over 30 years retiring in the late 1970's. He belonged to the American Legion Delaware Chapter. Sam was a model train enthusiast and collector. He also enjoyed woodworking and family vacations in Wildwood, NJ.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife the love of his life Mabel Abbott Palese who died in 2004, and 4 sisters, Eleanor Connolly, Lucielle Fooks, Dorthea "Fay" Marvian & Mary DiMaio. He is survived by 3 children, Debra (Kevin) Parkhurst, Kathy Blazewicz & Samuel Palese Jr., and 2 grandchildren, Aubrey Blazewicz & Matthew Parkhurst.

His viewing will be held on Wednesday, 10-11AM at the Pagano Funeral Home, 3711 Foulk Rd. Garnet Valley, PA followed by services on 11AM. Interment Lawn Croft Garden Mausoleum, Linwood, PA. The family would like to send a special Thank you to his caregivers and Seasons Hospice for all their love and support to get Sam back in the arms of Mabel. Donations in his memory may be made to ( Online condolences may be made by visiting

Published in The News Journal on Feb. 14, 2016
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