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Samuel M. Pecorelli 1930-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs

WARREN – Samuel ” Sat “ Mr. Pecorelli, 91, died Monday, May 23, 2022, surrounded by his loving wife and family at Hospice of the Valley Hospice House.

Sam was born on September 1, 1930 to the late Michael A. and Amelia DeCandio Pecorelli, in Warren.

As a young man in the 1940s, Sam worked part-time as a newspaper boy and corner manager for the Warren Tribune Chronicle.

He was a 1948 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and a proud alumnus of Ohio University, graduating in 1953 with a major in business and accounting.

Sam served in the Air Force as a first lieutenant and base supply officer in Nome, Alaska during the Korean War.

Upon returning home, he earned a high school diploma from Youngstown State University. Sam worked for 35 years at Equifax Inc., as an insurance investigator and general manager, retiring in June 1991.

Sam was a sports enthusiast, enjoying sports of all kinds, but baseball was what he loved the most. He spent most of his youth on city sand courts, playing for teams in the Warren Recreation League, American Legion, and Warren AA League. As a father, Sam was also active in youth baseball as a coach at Burbank Park and in the Warren City Pony and Colt leagues. In retirement, he joined the Vintage men’s golf league and was an active member until the late 80s, enjoying golf and camaraderie with friends on and off the course.

Sam was a founding member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, where over the years he served on the parish council and participated in numerous church and school fundraisers.

Sam made the best decision of his life when he married Joan Marshall, his beloved wife of nearly 65 years, on June 29, 1957. Sam was very proud of the family they had raised together. and he leaves behind a legacy of values ​​and traditions that will be remembered and carried on for generations.

Sam leaves behind his beloved wife, Joan; his sister, Patricia (Jean “Bulge”) Vlahos; his four children, Ann (Michael) Toro, James (Stephanie) Pecorelli, Carol (Joe) Shrodek and Amy (Dr. Tracy) Neuendorf; 12 grandchildren, Carrie (Jason) Biery, Nicole (Pete) Sedello, Matthew Toro (Mandy Nielsen), Andrew Gardner, Adam Shrodek, Derek Pecorelli, Maria Gardner, Mitchell Pecorelli, Natalie Toro, Angela Toro, Alexa Pecorelli and Lindsey Shrodek ; three step-grandchildren, George (Dr. Katie) Neuendorf, Stephanie Neuendorf and Cynthia (Andrew) Walker; six great-grandchildren, Chase Nielsen, Carter Nielsen, Giana Toro, Amelia Sedello, Logan Biery and Olivia Sedello; and several nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

Besides his parents, Sam was predeceased by his brother, Leonard Pecorelli.

Family and friends can pay their respects to Sam from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, May 30, 2022 at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, Warren. A Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at SS. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church in Warren.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any memorial contributions made to the Rich Center for Autism, One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555 or

Family and friends can visit www.peterrossiand to view this obituary and send your condolences to the family.

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