Samuel Pillizzi

Samuel James Pillizzi

Monday, November 29th, 1948 - Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
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Samuel James Pillizzi, 70, of Kenosha, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Froedtert South – St. Catherine’s Medical Center Campus.

Born in Kenosha, on November 29, 1948, he was the son of James Sr. and Virginia (Pagliaro) Pillizzi. A lifelong resident of Kenosha, he was a graduate of Mary D. Bradford High School; he went on to earn a machinist’s certificate.

On May 3, 2011, he married Wanda (Dukes) Campbell in Maui, HI.

He was employed as a machinist at Frank L. Wells until his retirement after 41 years

Samuel was a member of St. James Catholic Church and his faith was important to him. He had a passion for Corvettes and was a member of a Corvette club; he enjoyed attending car shows and showing his own cars. He was an avid dancer and mixologist at multiple fine dining establishments as well as for his friends, and had a love for sports, especially baseball which he played for several years on Kenosha leagues.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda; his daughter, Sherri Marie Pillizzi; former wife, Sandy Pillizzi; his stepchildren, Richard (Tera Lynn) Campbell, Morgan Woods, and Jessica (Daniel) Campbell; his grandchildren, Juliano, Lexis, and Elaina Pillizzi, Alyandra Boardman, and Liam Campbell; his mother, Virginia Pillizzi; and his siblings, James “Jimmy” Pillizzi Jr., Gina (Rick) Oberg, and Jerry Pillizzi. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, James (Donna) Pillizzi, Sr.; stepfather, Ferris “Demo” Demonbreaun; and a brother, Joseph Pillizzi.

Services for Samuel were held privately.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111 60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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Kristine Anderson

Posted at 04:07pm
I knew Sandy during junior high school. We lived a block from each other. Every time she mentioned her boyfriend Sam she sounded breathless. At the time, I really thought she got the fairy tale. I am sad your daughter lost her father. He sounded like a nice man.

Rhonda Ellis Arispe

Posted at 03:19am
My deep condolences go out to the family. May God heal your hearts and keep him forever in your memories. Death is not the end of his journey. He lives in you all. Keep strong stay positive and always love one another. Reminisce on his life and celebrate the times you all have had together. Never let those memories die out. Please reach out if there is anything I can do. Love you all

Sherri Posted at 02:22am

Thank you so much 🙏🏼♥️

Diane (Kent) Schwamlein

Posted at 02:01am
My Condolences to all the Pillizzi
Family, Sammie was always such a nice guy! I remember him every since I was a young teenager and his daughter was just a baby . Each and Everytime I was around family get together and Sammie was there he was very pleasant! He will be Sad Missed by everyone that knew him .May he R.I.P. he is no longer in pain! May he Rest in God's Hands Now.And Fly High With The Angels.

Gina Oberg Posted at 02:42am

That was very nice DIANE ♥️

Sherri Posted at 02:23am

Thank you so much for your kind words 🙏🏼😔♥️

Guliano Corleonesi

Posted at 08:50am
You were the best grandpa anyone can have. You werent a boring one lol. You were inspiring. You were someone i looked up to. You did so much for me and with me growing up. Ill never forget. You left me to soon. I couldnt believe it even when things got bad with you. I couldnt believe it. Your to much of a big influence in my life. I needed you here longer grandpa. This is my biggest lost in life. I needed you here to see me have kids. Get married. You were the rock to our family grandpa. I love you. Im so fortunate we have great memories. So many!! Thank you for everything grandpa. Everything!!!
buonanotte ti amo nonno.

Sherri Posted at 02:23am

Love you son that was beautiful

Ryan Fontaine

Posted at 09:10am
My condolences to all of Sam's Family and Friends...

Sherri Posted at 12:45pm

Thank you so much

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