Sam Sapp

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Sam Sapp, 86, of Canonsburg, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2012, in Canonsburg General Hospital, following an extended illness.


He was born April 24, 1926, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Joseph and Maria Skiba Sapp.


Mr. Sapp lived his entire life in Canonsburg and was a faithful member of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, where he served as president, vice president and trustee and had been very active during all services. He dearly loved his church.


He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 902 in Houston.


Mr. Sapp had been a self-employed truck driver, worked in the Christy Park shell factory in McKeesport and the former Fort Pitt Bridge Works in Canonsburg and, prior to his retirement in 1981, was a foreman at Electric Weld Co.


He was a member and had served as president of the Russian Brotherhood Organization.


Surviving are his twin sister, Julia Kochanski, with whom he made his home, five nieces and several grandnieces and grandnephews.


Deceased are a sister, Anna Sapp, and four brothers, Harry, John, Michael and Peter Sapp.


Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, November 19. Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Canonsburg, with the Very Rev. Joseph Oleynik, pastor, and the Rev. William Evanski officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery with full military rites accorded by the American Legion Post 902 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 honor guard. Parastas services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions should be made to St John the Baptist Orthodox Church. To view or extend condolences, please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.


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