Salvatore Angelo Sam Marino

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Salvatore Angelo "Sam" Marino

September 02, 1942 - September 06, 2018

Sam Marino was born in Niagara Falls, NY, to Mary Marra and Angelo Marino.
In 1966, he married Marcia Mayflower, they had two children, Shannon and Sammy.
Sam attended local schools and at age 16, when his father passed away, he took over the family dry cleaning business to help raise his four younger siblings with his older sister. In his early 20's, he entered the car business. His smile, strong work-ethic and charismatic personality served him well. He worked in various automotive sales and management positions for over 50 years and received numerous awards for sales performance.
Sam loved horse racing. In the late 80's and early 90's, he owned several race horses. His favorite horse was "French Fries To Go." After a race, he would go to the stable and feed her doughnuts, her favorite treat.
In 1999, Sam and his wife, Marcia, moved to Las Vegas, NV, where they have resided for the past 19 years. Sam loved people and quickly grew his family to include many new friends in Las Vegas. Sam is most remembered for his generosity and kind spirit, he could always be counted on to help a friend.
Sam is survived by his wife, Marcia Marino; two children, Shannon (Ronnie) Mokhiber and Sammy Marino; and four siblings, Annette Zavareei, Charles Marino, Patricia Marino, and Jean Marino. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Angelo Marino; and his brother, Joseph Marino.
A memorial service will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church, Las Vegas, Nevada, 11:00 AM, Monday, September 10, 2018. A funeral service will be held at later date in Niagara Falls, NY.
Memorials or donations may be made to Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation (Tenaya Facility) or Southern Nevada Three Square Foodbank.
Published on September 9, 2018
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Annette
Sep 12, 2018
I will love him and keep him in my heart forever.
Mark and Marlo Barbaro
Sep 12, 2018
Sammy and Shannon so sorry for the loss of your dad he was a great guy I loved talking to him when we were kids may God bless you and your family love you guys
Kayla
Sep 11, 2018
Dear Marino family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I give my condolences to the family. Salvatore lives in the loving memory of his family, friends, and God. God will not forget his charismatic personality and how much of a hard worker he was on this earth. May God be with his family and may God help them to find comfort and be strengthened during this time of grief. Here are some comforting thoughts from the bible found at Isaiah 25:8; John 5:28,29
Mike & Diane Grieco
Sep 10, 2018
Sam you were a class act. We had so much fun racing our horses. From the WNY circuit to NJ. Our memories will stay with us forever. The laughs, the almosts. What a ride my friend. Rest Easy. Our condolences to Marcia, Shannon, and Sammy. You will always be a big part of our lives.
Mary Ann & Angelo MANTIONE
Sep 10, 2018
Dear Marcia and Family. So sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. We share many good memories of a very caring person who loved people and most of all loved and was so proud of his family. Rest In Peace Sam.
Diana Fernandez Schroeder
Sep 10, 2018
My prayers and condolences are with you...
May Sammy rest in peace...
Nick Rizzo
Sep 10, 2018
Same was one of those guys that once you met him, you'd never forget him. Especially by his great smile. He will be deeply missed by so many. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the entire Marino Family.
Rocky Bruno
Sep 10, 2018
So sorry for your loss... Rocky and the Bruno Family...
Kathie Ruggirello Simmons
Sep 10, 2018
So sorry to hear about Sam’s passing. I went to St. Joseph’s Grad School with Sam and will never forget how nice he was to everyone. My deepest sympathy to Marcia and family.
Mark and Kathie Ruggirello Simmons
JOHN PIERONI
Sep 10, 2018
SAM, A FIRST CLASS GUY WITH A BIG HEART. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT SMILE. GOD BLESS THE FAMILY...
Patrick Baker
Sep 09, 2018
I am saddened to learn of Sam's passing. I first met Sam when I was in high school at Bishop Duffy with Sam's brother, Charlie. Although Charlie eventually moved away, I was still friends with Sam and would bump into him over the years. May God comfort his family and friends in this time of sorry. Rest in Peace, Sam.