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Salvatore "Sam" Catalanotte
Birth: Feb. 15, 1894, Italy
Death: Feb. 14, 1930
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Organized Crime Figure. The first unified boss of the Detroit underworld, he was born in Seleni, Trapani, Sicily on February 15, 1894. He arrived in Detroit in 1905, and was a popular figure who held tremendous influence in the Italian community due largely in part to charitable donations and his standing as the head of Detroit's Unione Sicilione. He operated as a gunman for Sam and Tony Gianolla during the Gianolla / Vitale conflict. By the conflict's end, the lives of more than 100 men had been lost between both sides. (bio by: Jason Vietri) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Frances Catalanotte (1906 - 1990)*
 
 Children:
  Mario M Catalanotte (1923 - 2006)*
  Angela Catalanotte Nowak (1925 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Jason Vietri
Record added: Jun 17, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7588151
Salvatore Sam Catalanotte
Added by: Jason Vietri
 
Salvatore Sam Catalanotte
Added by: Jason Vietri
 
Salvatore Sam Catalanotte
Added by: Jason Vietri
 
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