American Veteran 01

Samuel M. "Sam" Pecorelli

September 1, 1930 ~ May 23, 2022 (age 91)

Obituary Image


Warren - Samuel “Sam” M. Pecorelli, 91 passed away Monday May 23, 2022, surrounded by his loving wife & family at Hospice of the Valley Hospice House.

            Sam was born Sept 1,1930 to the late Michael A and Amelia DeCandio Pecorelli In Warren, Ohio.

            As a youth Sam worked part time during the 1940s as a paper boy and corner boss for the Warren Tribune Chronicle. He was a 1948 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School & a proud Ohio University Alum, graduating in 1953 with a major in Business and Accounting.

            Sam served in the Air Force during the Korean War as 1st Lieutenant as The Base Supply Officer in Nome Alaska. Upon returning home he received a secondary education degree from Youngstown State University. Sam work 35 years for Equifax Inc. as an Insurance Investigator & General Manager and retired in June of 1991.

            Sam was a sports enthusiast enjoying sports of all kinds but Baseball was what he enjoyed most. He spent most of his youthful days on the Cities Sandlots, playing for teams in the Warren Recreation League, American Legion & the Warren AA League. 

As a father, Sam was also active in youth baseball as a Coach at Burbank Park & the Warren City Pony & Colt Leagues. In retirement he joined the Vintage men’s golf league and was an active member until his late 80s, enjoying golf and the camaraderie with friends on & off the course.

            Sam was a founding member of St Pius X Catholic Church, where over the years he served on Parish Council & was involved in many fund raisers for the church and school.

            Sam made the best decision of his life when he married Joan Marshall, his loving wife for nearly 65 years, on June 29th, 1957. Sam was very proud of the family they raised together, and he leaves behind a legacy of values & traditions that will be remembered and carried on for generations.

            Besides his parents Sam was proceeded in death by his brother Leonard Pecorelli. 

            Sam leaves behind his loving wife Joan, his sister, Patricia (John ”Bumpy”) Vlahos. His 4 children, Ann (Michael) Toro, James (Stephanie) Pecorelli, Carol (Joe) Shrodek and Amy (Dr. Tracy) Neuendorf. 12 Grandchildren, Carrie (Jason) Biery, Nicole (Pete) Sedello, Matthew Toro (Mandy Nielsen), Andrew Gardner, Adam Shrodek, Derek Pecorelli, Maria Gardner, Mitchell Pecorelli, Natalie Toro, Angela Toro, Alexa Pecorelli and Lindsey Shrodek. 3 Step Grandchildren George (Dr. Katie) Neuendorf, Stephanie Neuendorf, Cynthia (Andrew) Walker. 6 Great Grandchildren: Chase Nielsen, Carter Nielsen, Giana Toro, Amelia Sedello, Logan Biery and Olivia Sedello and many nieces and nephews who all loved him dearly. 

            Family and friends may pay their respects to Sam Monday, May 30th from 5-7PM at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel Warren, Oh.

            A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday May 31st at 3PM at St. Mary’s Church in Warren Ohio.

            In Lieu flowers the family would appreciate any memorial contributions be made to the Rich Center for Autism (The Rich Center for Autism ( One University Plaza, Youngstown, Ohio 44555.

            Family and friends may visit to view this obituary and send condolences to the family. 

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


24 Hour Viewing
May 30, 2022

5:00 PM
Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel
1884 North Road NE
Warren, OH 44483

Mass of Christian Burial
May 31, 2022

3:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
232 Seneca Avenue NE
Warren, OH 44484


Rich Center for Autism (The Rich Center for Autism (
One University Plaza, Youngstown OH 44555

© 2022 Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility