Monday, October 28, 2013

Sam LiBassi

Many of you know Sam LiBassi, but for those who don't, here's an introduction.  Although his family lives here in Cleveland, he moved to Chicago where he worked as an engineer for Parker Hannifin.  Sam was battling Ewing's Sarcoma; his relapse resulted in a BMT two weeks before mine.  Sam passed away last Thursday (24th) night, at the age of 25.  
My family has known him for the last 12 years and we are very sad to loose him, though we are so grateful he is not in pain anymore.  He was a very kind and caring individual, who made an impact in the lives of all that he met, and he will be greatly missed.  Please keep his family and wife Betty in your prayers. 
This beautiful obituary gives a brief overview of his life.

The funeral and burial are being held in Chicago tomorrow and Wednesday.  On Saturday, there will be a memorial service for him in Cleveland.  Here is the information:

Please support him by wearing green in his honor.
Contribute to Imerman Angels in lieu of

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Viewing 4-9 pm at:
Seguin & Symonds Funeral Home
858 Sheridan Road
Highwood, IL 60040
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Funeral 10 am
Cemetery - Ascension (after funeral)
Lunch after Cemetery
All at:
Lake County Baptist Church
1550 W. Yorkhouse Road
Waukegan, IL

Saturday November 2, 2013
Memorial Service Cleveland
Receiving starts at 1:00 pm
Memorial Service starts at 2:01 pm; approximately one hour in length
Receiving friends to continue after Service until 5:00 pm
Cleveland Baptist Church
4431 Tiedeman Road
Brooklyn, OH
Christina, Sam, Betty
Both girls shaved their heads to support him

Sam with all his siblings at his wedding ~ September 2013
(Christina, Paul, Sam, Elizabeth)

Sam and Betty's Engagement Picture ~ Christmas 2012
All of us kids with Sam, in September 2012

Dad, John and Sam ~ July 2012

1 comment:

  1. Hi there Jen! I was actually reading a few of your posts and had a quick question about your blog. I was hoping you could email me back when you get the chance, thanks!