Samuel Scaletta Jr.

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Samuel Scaletta Jr.

August 24, 1940 - August 13, 2018

Samuel Scaletta Jr. passed away August 13, 2018 at the age of 77. Surrounded at home by his immediate family, he passed peacefully. Sam was born August 24, 1940 in Niagara Falls, NY and was one of four sons (Frank, Larry, Sam, and Paul) to Samuel and Rose Scaletta. Sam was a devoted family man and married to the love of his life, Shannon, for 54 years. He is survived by his wife Shannon, sons Tony (Debi) and Dean (Andrea), and four granddaughters (Halie, Sofia, Alessandra, Briana). Sam was an avid golfer and tennis player, and worked as a commercial real estate broker with MDL Group in Las Vegas, NV.

After graduating from Niagara Falls High he served four years in the US Navy where he learned his photography trade. Sam's last duty assignment was in Hawaii where he met Shannon. Shortly after his honarable discharge, the two married in Vancouver, BC (Shannon's hometown) and returned to reside in Niagara Falls, NY where Sam embarked on his initial career as a professional photographer. He specialized in wedding photography, earning a Masters of Photography degree from Rochester Institute of Technology for his professional accomplishments. He also served for many years as a hockey coach in the Niagara Falls youth hockey programs.

In 1985 he relocated with his family to Las Vegas, NV where he entered the field of commercial real estate and continued to work until his passing. Sam will be missed by many. A Service and Celebration of Life will be held: 11 am August 25, 2018 at Wildhorse Golf Club Ballroom, 2100 W. Warm Springs Rd, Henderson, NV 89014.
Published on August 19, 2018
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Wildhorse Golf Club Grand Ballroom

2100 W Warm Springs Rd, Henderson, NV, USA

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Phyllis Raimondi
Aug 22, 2018
Iam saddened to hear of Sams passing away. I see every day the beautiful photos of my children he did , never forget him! Sending healing prayers comforting hugs.... LOL. Phyllis
Phyllis Raimondi
Aug 22, 2018
Iam saddened to hear of Sams passing away. I see every day the beautiful photos of my children he did , never forget him! Sending healing prayers comforting hugs.... LOL. Phyllis
Gary & Marie Nashwinter
Aug 20, 2018
Shannon, Dean, Tony & Family.. So Sorry to read about Sam's passing. We will always remember the great times we had through our hockey years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. R.I.P my friend.
Pam Gage
Aug 19, 2018
So sorry to hear of Sams passing, many found memories back in Niagara Falls. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Pam
Linda Locatelli
Aug 19, 2018
We are so saddened to hear of Sam’s passing and our family is keeping your family in our thought and prayers.
Debbie Paonessa Tramontano
Aug 19, 2018
To The Scaletta Family,
Our families go way back with Sam, Sr. and my dad, Louis J. Paonessa, at the Cristoforo Colombo Society. Later, I met Sam, Jr., who was my wedding photographer. Frank & Marie were also good friends. Our sincerest condolences to the family for your loss.
With Deepest Sympathy,
John & Debbie Paonessa Tramontano
Lee and Linda Paterson
Aug 19, 2018
My American wife introduced me to Sam in the 70’s. He married a Canadian and My wife did the same. He became my main photography mentor. He taught me how to take photos quickly and effectively. I know it was his expertise that gave me the confidence to open up 3 successful photography studios in St. Catharines Ontario. Thanks for everything Sam. We send our condolences to his lovely wife Shannon and the family.
Phyllis Raimondi
Aug 19, 2018
Iam saddened to hear of Sams passing away. I see every day the beautiful photos of my children he did , never forget him! Sending healing prayers comforting hugs.... LOL. Phyllis
Anonymous
Aug 19, 2018
Thank you for your service and making the USA the greatest country in the world!
Anonymous
Lori Jo Hall (Brydges)
Aug 19, 2018
Dear Mrs,Tony ,Dean and Family,
My heartfelt sympathies to you all during this difficult time .We have wonderful memories of growing up to hold near and dear in our hearts.Thoughts and prayers to you all.
Lori Jo