Salvatore "Sam" Quattrocchi
October 08, 1947 - January 23, 2021
Obituary For Salvatore "Sam" Quattrocchi
Salvatore “Sam” Quattrocchi of Raleigh, NC passed unexpectedly on January 23, 2021. Sam was born October 8, 1947 in Villarosa, Sicily, Italy to Vincent and Anna (nee Arcadipane) Quattrocchi whom preceded him in death.
Sam was born in Italy and lived in Belgium and Canada before coming to the Unites States to live in Chicago, Illinois. His family eventually settled in Cleveland, and later, Lakewood, Ohio. During that time he obtained Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Cleveland State in 1970 and a MBA at The Ohio State University in 1979. A job opportunity brought him to Raleigh, NC in 1984 where he spent the rest of his years. Sam participated in many sports over his lifetime such as baseball, softball, racquetball, running, sailing, and most recently, becoming an avid bicyclist. He traveled worldwide, both for work and pleasure. Over the years, he has worked for many Telecommunications companies, but retired from IBM. After retirement, he enjoyed helping children by being a Guardian Ad Litem in Wake County. He was always loyal to his Cleveland teams: Indians, Browns, and Cavaliers. He also rooted for The Ohio State football and basketball teams. Sam was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and a member at the St. Francis of Assisi Parish.
Friends and family always loved to see his Christmas tree every year- It was always the biggest in the neighborhood. Every Labor Day, he enjoyed going to Ocean Isle Beach with his wife, Kathy; sister, Jo and brother-in-law, Bill; and grandson, Jayden. He will always be loved and cherished for his giving heart and devotion to his family.
Sam is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Kathleen “Kathy” Quattrocchi; daughters, Angela Quattrocchi Tait and Christina “Tina” Quattrocchi; grandchild, Jayden Quattrocchi; sisters, Josephine "Jo" Campbell (Bill) and Dora Lopes (Dave); as well as, several nieces and nephews.
A Graveside service will be held at Historic Oakwood Cemetery on
Friday, January 29, 2021 at 1:30 in the afternoon.
“Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.”
The great Satchel Paige
701 Oakwood Ave
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