Obituary of Samuel F. Sansone
Sam passed at the age of 90, September 20th, 2018 at home after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by family. He is predeceased by his parents, Frank & Josephine Sansone; brother-in-law, Enzo Faga, Esq. Sam is survived by his wife of 63 years, Norma (Faga) Sansone; children, Lisa Sansone, Dr. Mark Sansone (Jules), Lori (Scott) Resnick and Dr. James (Christine) Sansone; grandchildren, Jacob (Alicia Ewanyk), Lucas & Jonathan Resnick, Hannah (Jordan Bowser) Howell, Samantha & Mark-Vincent Sansone, Dominic & Stella Sansone; brother, Dr. Frank (Vera) Sansone; sister-in-law, Gianna Faga; special cousins, Dr. Frances Marie Sansone, Josephine Sansone, Frank Faga & Rudy LePore; many nieces, nephews, special friends & colleagues.Special thanks to the many caregivers for the kindness and compassion they provided.
Dr. Sam started Sansone Dental Practice, LLP in 1957. Over his long career he built a successful practice which grew to include thousands of loyal patients. Before retiring in 2003, Dr. Sam was active in many dental organizations. He was one of the founding dentists of the Apollonian Dental Study Club and was elected to the American College of Dentists and International College of Dentists.
Aside from Sam’s passion for dentistry, his first and greatest love was his family and friends. He enjoyed traveling and planning trips all over the world with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He found pure pleasure in the outdoors; always mowing his lawn, taking care of his pond, and maintaining the fig trees in his green house. One of his favorite family vacations was the annual snowmobile trip to Old Forge every February. He was the leader of the pack on his Artic Cat Z1000 up until he was 89 years old. Sam was a “Jack of All Trades” and “Master of All”. He never went anywhere without his tools and always kept busy working on projects. He was a mentor to many, had a strong work ethic, and was generous beyond measure. He had a great appreciation for music, played alto sax in numerous bands, and loved to throw a great party.
Sam's life story will be shared at his visitation Sunday, September 23rd, 1-5 PM at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, September 24th, 10 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd., immediately followed by his Entombment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Lipson Cancer & Blood Center, C/O RGH Foundation, 1299 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621 or to Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester, NY 14604 in his memory.