Sam DiGirolamo

August 17, 1924 - May 27, 2019

Visitation: Friday, 2-4 & 6-8PM, Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp.

Service: Saturday, 10AM, St. Sebastian Church, 311 Siebert Rd. Pgh, PA 15237

of McCandless Township in Pittsburgh passed away on  May 27, 2019 at the age of 94 of complications from Parkinson’s disease.  He was born August 17, 1924 and raised in Pittsburgh. Santo is a WWII combat veteran having fought in Belgium and Germany.  He graduated from Carnegie Tech (Now Carnegie Mellon) in engineering but spent his working life in two different family businesses. Santo was an avid woodworker and lover of music. He had over 400 vinyl albums of the music of his generation, especially Frank Sinatra, and made handcrafted complex furniture using inlay, hand carving and special techniques.

Santo was the beloved husband of Rosemarie (Mantia, deceased) for 64 years, and father of Anthony and his wife Ellen (Sirianni), Nancy Mramor Kajuth and her husband Richard Kajuth and Mark and his wife Dorothy (Veenstra).  Santo was grandfather to Laina, Diana, Richard, Evan and Emily (DiGirolamo) Eftink and her spouse Jon, and great grandfather to Gabriel, Cecilia, Anthony, Joseph, Mary and Lilianna DiGirolamo.  He was preceded in death by his brother Jack DiGirolamo and Sister Rosella (Guinta-Hanni)   A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Sebastian Church at 311 Seibert Rd. Pittsburgh, 15237,  on Saturday June 1, 2019 at 10:00AM.

Visitation for loving friends and family will be held at the Devlin Funeral Home at 806 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh 15229 on Friday May 31 from, 2 to 4 and then again at 6-8.  Santo was the last surviving member of the Greatest Generation in the DiGirolamo family.  In lieu of flowers send donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation in Memory of Santo DiGirolamo, 1359 Broadway, Ste 1509, New York, New York  10018.

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  • Nancy Mramor Kajuth (DiGirolamo)

    Sam was my father, a remarkable and great man, who was a devoted husband and , to agree with my cousin Anthony, a genius. I fully realized how kind, compassionate and brilliant he was in his later years when I was caretaking him. He became my best friend, someone who always listened and really and truly cared. We, his children and grand children have his legacy of the most beautiful wood inlay and carved furniture to remember him by every day. There is not enough room here to list all his good qualities, but he was deeply loved.

  • Anthony DiGirolamo

    I’ll remember my Uncle as a man that could do anything he set out to accomplish. From sitting down at the piano and playing a song without reading music, to designing the automated equipment needed to produce pizzas in large quantity. I always considered him a genius. Uncle Sam will be missed.


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