Samuel D. Fragapane

September 3, 2013

Samuel D. Fragapane

Avid hunter loved being with his family

Samuel D. Fragapane, 77, of Canonsburg, passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 2, 2013, in Canonsburg General Hospital.

He was born November 16, 1935, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Vincent and Teresa Fragapane.

Mr. Fragapane lived his entire life in Canonsburg, where he was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed in the shipping department at the former McGraw Edison Power Systems.

He was an avid hunter and a member of Canonsburg Sportsmen’s Association.

Mr. Fragapane loved being with his family and enjoyed having coffee with his many friends, especially his lifelong buddy Ed Solomon.

He was a carpenter and woodworker who made heirloom furniture for his family.

On September 22, 1973, he married his beloved wife, Rosalie Santora, who survives after nearly 40 years of marriage.

Also surviving are a son, Clyde Vincent (Lauren) Fragapane of Canonsburg; daughter Jennifer (Bill) Merriman of McDonald; eight grandchildren, Vincent, Clyde II, Christopher, Cassidy, Samantha, Jacob, Anderson and Brinton; great-granddaughter Reese; brother Carmen (Carol) Fragapane; sister Virginia Levers; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a sister, Mary Sendro.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where departing prayers will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, September 5. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 5, in St. Patrick Church, Canonsburg. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. To view or extend condolences, please visit



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