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Samuel J. Cucuzella
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Birth: Jun. 4, 1929
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 2008
York County
Pennsylvania, USA

YORK Samuel J. Cucuzella, 78, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2008, at Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Deborah (Pilkerton) Cucuzella for 33 years. Born June 4, 1929, at 425 S. Duke St., York, he was the son of the late Alfonso Cucuzzella and Angelina (Liotta) Cucuzzella. His family owned and operated a popular grocery store at the corner of Duke and Maple Sts. in the 1940's and 1950's. Sam was a 1947 graduate of York Catholic High School. Being a life long lover of jazz, he attended Brooklyn Conservatory from 1949 to 1950 and became an avid saxophone player. He served in the the U.S. Army from January, 1951, to December, 1952, during the Korean War. While stationed in Germany, he lead the Army Corps band playing sax. Along with his brotherin-law, Alberto Salvo, Sam co-owned and operated York's first pizzeria, Sorrento's Pizza, in the mid to late 1950's. He also owned Sammy's Restaurant on Penn St. through the 1960's and Bella Roma Restaurant in Baltimore, Md., from 1974 to 1989. In addition to his wife, Sam is survived by three children, son, Alfonso Cucuzella of Monkton, Md., daughter, Angelina (Cucuzella) Garofalo of York, and son, Tony Cucuzella of York; one brother, Anthony J. Cucuzella of Lancaster; one sister, Mary (Cucuzella) Salvo of South Daytona Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, JoJo Garofalo, Samuel Cucuzella, Nicholas S. Garofalo, Alfonso L. Cucuzella, Jennifer C. Palmer, and April Smith; and five great-grandchildren. Burial will immediately follow the service in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery with full military rites by the York County Veterans Honor Guard.
Published in the York Daily Record & York Dispatch on 3/19/2008. 
Family links: 
  Alfonso Cucuzella (1891 - 1960)
  Angelina Liotta Cucuzella (1903 - 1974)
  Ricordo Cucuzzella*
  Donietta Cucuzzella (1923 - 1923)*
  Mary A Cucuzzella (1925 - 1926)*
  Samuel J. Cucuzella (1929 - 2008)
*Calculated relationship
Saint Marys-Saint Patricks Cemetery
Violet Hill
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Gloria Ehrhart Miller
Record added: Mar 18, 2008
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Samuel J. Cucuzella
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Samuel J. Cucuzella
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- Carolyn Y Lowe Shifflett
 Added: Sep. 2, 2014
I remember well the delicious smells of pizza drifting from your store on S Duke St as a child. RIP dear sir.
- Babylady 3
 Added: Sep. 2, 2011
~Thank you Sir for your service to our country.RIP.~
- Gloria Ehrhart Miller
 Added: Mar. 19, 2008

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