Lauterburg - Oehler Funeral Home

2000 East Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights, IL


Salvatore Girardi Jr.

August 30, 1933January 9, 2020

Salvatore “Sam” Girardi Jr, 86 of Arlington Heights was born August 30, 1933 in Chicago to Salvatore and Assunta (Tuscano) Girardi and passed away January 9, 2020. Sam was the beloved husband of Maureen J. (Smith) Girardi; loving father of Susie (Tom) Snyder, Lorrie Anne (Joe) Mangiamele, Terrie (Fred) Heesch and Lisa (Jim) Roode; cherished grandfather of Jena Kirby, Jessica Snyder, Jacqueline (Christopher) Danner, Angela (Bill) O’Brien, Vincent Mangiamele, Amanda Heesch, Michael (Kristy) Heesch and Kaleb Roode; great-grandfather of Preston, Emily, Gavin, Noah and Presley and dear uncle of Marie (Joe) Ficarella. Sam was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and 2 brothers. Memorial visitation will be Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 10:30 AM until the time of the Memorial Mass at 11:30 AM at St. James Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to WINGS Program, Inc, P.O. Box 95615, Palatine, IL 60095. Please note “In memory of Salvatore Girardi” on the check or you may also donate at WINGS Program.com.



  • Memorial Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Memorial Mass Wednesday, January 15, 2020


  • Interment Private


Salvatore Girardi Jr.

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Cathy Downing

January 16, 2020

Sammy was a special man.. there wasn’t a person who met him, who didn’t immediately like him.. he married my sister when I was 13.. I was his “little sister” and he was always there for me.. Norm and I will miss you Sammy.. We know you are in a better place. Love you!!

Tammy Hill

January 12, 2020

His warm smile and kind heart I will hold special in my memories of always making me feel part of the family on those special evenings of sitting around the table eating pasta and cannoli's. God Bless you Mr. G Your gentleness will be missed. You soar among the Angel's. Rest in peace. ❤


January 12, 2020

Words cannot express my feelings of sadness at the loss of my Uncle Sam . I feel so truly blessed to have had him in my life . Uncle Sam used to say that I was his first daughter , and I truly felt that way . He was always there for me when I needed him most. I used to tell him that I was good practice for the four girls he would come to have and I had the good fortune, to witness him become a great husband and father.
I will miss him and always hold a special place in my heart for My Uncle Sam.

Loretta Koulias

January 12, 2020

My heartfelt sympathy to all. May your memories give you solace and peace. Everlasting is his memory. ❤️