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Sam A. Alexander , Age: 91
June 10, 1930 -- March 18, 2022

Sam Alexander, 91, of Rosemont, IL and Naples, FL passed away peacefully on March 18, 2022 in the company of his longtime companion, Catherine (Rena) Lusco.

Sam was born on June 10, 1930 to the late Alex and Anna (nee Kanellis). Sam served his country and upon returning to the United States, he was a skilled entrepreneur. Sam worked for many years as a bartender with the majority of those years spent with Marriott International. Upon retiring from Marriott, Sam spent half of his time enjoying retirement in Naples, FL.

Sam had a love for classical music, especially opera and the great tenors. Sam’s favorite pastime was going to the racetrack and betting the ponies. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.

Sam was predeceased by his brothers James (Bessie) and Peter.  Sam will greatly be missed by his niece Anne Louise Alt, nephew Alex “Lex” (Susan) Alexander, great-nephew Daniel (Josephina) Alexander, great-niece Kristi (Erik) Falkenhayn, great-great nephews Mychael and Ian Ramos and Noah Alexander, and goddaughter Tina Kazan.

Sam will also be missed by many cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held at St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church located at 133 S. Roselle Rd in Palatine on Tuesday, March 29 beginning at 10am.  The services will begin at 11 am.  Friends and Family will meet at Elmwood Cemetery following the services for the committal.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Diabetes Research Institute at www.diabetesresearch.org


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