Sam Sancetta

Mass of Christian Burial for Sam Sancetta, 94, of Temple, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021, at St. Luke Catholic Church with Father John Guzaldo officiating.  Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Mr. Sancetta died Sunday at his residence.

Mr. Sancetta was born in Marlin to Lee Sancetta and Lena Dagott Sancetta. He served in the Army during World War II. He married Gloria Lancaster on Oct. 26, 1963. 

He operated an amusement company, Sam Sancetta Enterprises, Inc. and was a JAX beer distributor.  He was a devout Catholic and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Sancetta was preceded in death by one brother, Marion Sancetta; and one sister, Lula Schullman.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Sancetta of Temple; four daughters, Sandra Funderburk and husband Harold of Troy, Leann Burzynski and husband Gregory Mark of Troy, Paulette Orf and husband Terry of Temple and Dr. Sammie Mees and husband Ben of Georgetown; and nine grandchildren, Rebecca Funderburk,  Harleigh Fundeburk, Ryan Funderburk, Owen Funderburk, Colton Funderburk, Nathan Orf, Seth Orf, Abreanna Funderburk and Brady Mees.

Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. with Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church.

Scanio-Harper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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