Samuel S. Gigliotti 63, was football and basketball coach

By on January 23, 2014
Samuel S. Gigliotti

Samuel S. Gigliotti

Samuel S. “Sam” Gigliotti, 63, of Ephrata passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 at home. Born in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Dominic and Dorothy (Bowker) Gigliotti. He was married to Karen A. (McDonald) with whom he shared over 14 years of marriage.

Sam received a Bachelor’s degree in business from Duquesne University and went on to attend law school at Duquesne. He was a product services manager for Paul Wurth, Inc. for many years. He was an avid sports fan and coached in both football and basketball. The last team he coached was the 9th grade girls’ basketball team at Ephrata High School and previously coached girls and boys basketball at St. Therese Catholic School in Munhall.

He was an avid Steelers fan, a history buff and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandson, Colton, who he considered to be his best friend.

Sam was of the Catholic faith.

The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice & Community Care, especially Mike and Kim, for the exceptional compassion and care that was provided to Sam throughout his illness.

In addition to his loving wife Karen, he is survived by two sons: Mark Gigliotti, husband of Megan, of Coatesville; Richard “Richie” Gigliotti, of Pittsburgh and a daughter: April Hammer, wife of Fred, of Red Lion and their mother: Mary Carol Gigliotti. Also surviving is a step-daughter: Lori Jeffries, of Ephrata, two stepsons: Michael “Mike” Jeffries, of Lancaster, Timothy “Tim” Jeffries, husband of Mary, of Lititz and four grandchildren: Colton, Olivia, Gabriella and Grace.

A funeral service was held Jan. 18 at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz. Interment was private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sam’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

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