Samuel DeFillippo

November 15, 1928 - March 11, 2008

11/15/1928 - 03/11/2008

DeFillippo, Samuel A., 79, of Wheeling, WV, died March 11, 2008, at home.
Sam was born November 15, 1928, in Washington, PA, the son of the late Rosa and Samuel DeFillippo.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Bova and Julia Fazio.
Sam is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Feinler DeFillippo, as well as, two sisters, Lucy Klevins and her husband, Earl, of Wheeling, WV. and Carmela Falck and her husband, Melvin, of Topeka, Kansas, a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Feinler, of Menlo Park, CA. and a brother-in-law, Robert Dyer, of Joplin, MO., numerous nieces and nephews.
Sam was employed by Hazel Atlas Glass/Continental Can Co. for ten years, the Ohio County school system as a teacher and principal for twenty seven years and the Guernsey/Monroe/Nobel Educational Service Center in Cambridge, OH, where he worked as an administrative supervisor until his retirement in nineteen ninety nine.
Sam also leaves behind his caregivers, Alice, Angela, Bonnie, Christie, Lacie, Leann, Lois, and Rhea.
The family wishes to thank all of these compassionate, dedicated women for having mad Sam’s final years on earth a time of peace and comfort.
The family also thanks Valley Hospice for their exceptional care and immeasurable support.
There will be no visitation. Funeral services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Father John Gallagher officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio County Public Library, 52-16th St., Wheeling, WV. 26003
Arrangements entrusted to the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling.
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Lynda Karnell McNally
8 years ago

Mr. DeFillippo was my English teacher at Triadelphia High School. He was a wonderful teacher who believed in me and helped me succeed. When friends, family and even my employer tell me I have excellent writing skills, I think of Mr. D. He did that for me. He was also very kind and a lot of fun in class. I respected him so and am saddened by his passing. I send all my sympathy to Mary Lou and his family. Lynda Karnell

Patrick & Lois Moran
8 years ago

We were saddened to learn of Sam’s death – Sam had been my principal and friend when I taught at Park. I remember his wonderful voice – we used to tell him he would have been a great FM station voice! Our sympathy and prayers are with you.


Lois Moran

Joseph L. Petri
8 years ago

When I think of the teachers who helped shape my career, I think of Mr. D. first. He taught me 8th and 9th grade English at Bridge St. Jr. High in the mid-60s. Schoolwork was easy for me and he was the first to demand more from me based on my abilities. He awakened me from laziness, and showed me that I would not be allowed to coast through life. I learned how to write clear and concise narratives and express myself in a way that has served me well in my life and career in law enforcement. I saw him once in the 90s and told him that I felt that I could have been more financially successful in another line of work. He reassured me that success was not financial, but accomplishment, and I could be proud of my career. Sam can be proud of his career, also.