SALVATORE “SAM” SBERNA age 78, loving father of Carmen D.; cherished son of the late Carmen and Nancy (nee Mottillo); dearest brother of Margaret “Maggie” Collaros (husband Tex, deceased), James and the late Nick (wife Vincie). He was a U.S. Army Veteran.
Sam was born on August 30, 1941 in the Murray Hill area of Cleveland and passed away on July 22, 2020. He was a resident of South Euclid for 47 years after growing up in Mayfield Heights. Sam graduated from Cathedral Latin High School in 1959 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from John Carroll University in 1963. While serving in the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant, Sam was stationed at Fort Knox during the Vietnam Conflict and retired from military service as a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves. Sam was a parishioner at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. He was a member of Italian American Brotherhood, Italian Sons & Daughters – University Lodge, Italian/American War Vets Post #34 and an associate in the Fraternal Order of Police Local #27. Sam worked for Revco as a transportation manager and worked for the county. He was an avid reader, loved gardening and working outdoors. Sam will be remembered most as a social, kind, caring, honest and a good man who had great integrity. Salvatore means ‘Savior’ and he was the savior of the family. He will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Sam to Geauga Humane Society Rescue Village 15463 Chillicothe Rd., Russell Twp., OH 44072. All services private. Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Arrangements by THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS.
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