Salvatore (Sam) Joseph Signorello, age 73, of Bowling Green, passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the St. Clement Catholic Church with Msg. Walter Whited and Fr. Bill Peckman officiating. Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Florissant. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
Sam was born Jan. 23, 1941 in St. Louis, the son of Salvatore Joseph and Grace Ann Minardi Signorello. He married Anita VonDerAhe Dec. 29, 1962. She preceded him in death Oct. 18, 2006.
Survivors include son Robert Signorello and wife Rachael of Griffith, Ind.; daughter Nan Brown and husband Kevin of Bowling Green; five grandchildren: Nathan Brown and wife Katie, Jacob Brown, Matthew Brown, and Corey Brown; brother Jim Signorello and wife Diane of Bowling Green, Ky.; sisters JoAnne Hayes of Pacific, and Terri Locket of Clearwater, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
Sam grew up in St. Louis City, after marrying moved to Florissant, St. Peters, and then to Elsberry before wife Anita passed away. In 2007 he moved to Bowling Green to be close to family. He was a member of the St. Clement Church and of the St. Clement Knights of Columbus.
Sam worked as a barber after trade school then began with Ozark Airlines. He worked for the airlines for 38 years moving with the change of airlines to TWA and retired from American. He didn’t know a stranger and had many good friends. He will be missed by many.
Serving as pallbearers were Rick Rockwell, David Brown, Roger Brown, Dale Brown, Bill VonDerAhe, and Rob VonDerAhe.
Memorials may be made to St. Clement Building Fund of Stand Up To Cancer.
On-line condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com.