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Sam Giacinto

Sam Giacinto, 82 of Streator passed away Thursday morning (May 13, 2021) at the Ottawa Pavilion, Ottawa.

Funeral services will be private, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.  The Winterrowd Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Sam was born on November 29, 1938 in Streator to Pete and Geraldine (Carletti) Giacinto.  He married Kathleen Connolley on April 22, 2015.  she survives.

Also surviving are step daughters, Holly (Doug) Lautwein of Streator and Wendy (George) Shafer of Michigan City, IN, Sue (Leonard) Lawson of Richlands, VA and Kim (Craig) Houser of Cape Coral, FL, brother Pete (Ann) Giacinto of Harrisburg, AR, brother-in-law Jim Teegardin of Streator and a lifelong friend, Bob Hewitt of Streator.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Joann Teegardin and Justine Fraher.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

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Sam Was my Uncle my mom was his sister Justine Always remember visiting him when grandma and grandpa was alive at the trailer I love talking to him lost touch with him after his wife Barb died sorry to hear that he passed away would've liked to talk to him much more but now hes in heaven with my mom and his sister Joanne may May his soul rest in peace Daniel Fraher

daniel fraher Jun 15 2021 12:00 AM

I remember all of the wonderful music that Sam provided by singing his songs to his favorite music that the residents loved!! He was never too busy to come out to entertain the residents!! The residents looked forward to his programs!!! RIP my friend.

Georgene Simko May 31 2021 12:00 AM

i am sams brother pete he was the best brother a person could ever have he was always there you could count on him aiways he taught me how to drive and always would let me use his car . i am so sorry kathy for your loss and my loss too i will miss him so much he was always there in everything i did he made me strong when i was weak i could talk to him about anything he would listern and understand always helped keep my cars running and we would sing elvis songs together and even record them god speed sam you are gone yet you will aiways be in my heart love you

peter giacinto May 30 2021 12:00 AM

Our Sympathy and Prayers for Kathy and Family.
Marty and I always enjoyed seeing and talking with Sam and Kathy at Als
You will be Missed!

Marty & Gayle Biroschik May 15 2021 12:00 AM