Sam Gregory Tumminello

November 20, 1932January 2, 2019

Sam Gregory Tumminello was born November 20, 1932 in Lansing, MI to the late Frank and Beatrice Tumminello. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family January 2, 2019, at the age of 86. He was a graduate of Lansing Sexton High School, and a union carpenter for 40 years. He retired from Michigan State University in 1995. He was preceded in death by his wife Marti. Surviving to cherish his memory are his son, Todd; daughters Tara (Jim) McFadden and Nicole (Michael) Davis; five grandchildren, Austin (Ngoc), Mario (Marisa), Molly, Amber and Autumn; three great grandchildren, Cameron, Lexus, and Gabriela; brothers; Biogio (Lavaun), and Anthony Tumminello.

A visitation will be held starting at 11:30 a.m., and short funeral service at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

For those desiring, contributions may be made to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan 1210 W Saginaw St. Lansing, MI 48915


  • Hospice House of Mid- Michigan


  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2019

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Jill Bloomquist-Chapman

January 6, 2019

Tara, Todd and Nicole,

I was so sad to read of your Dad’s passing. I have many fond memories of my childhood summer visits with all of you. They were always a highlight of our annual trips to Lansing.

May you find peace and comfort in your memories of happier, healthier days with your wonderful father. Godspeed, Sam.

Your cousin,
Jill (Bloomquist) Chapman

Maggie and bud Hilliard

January 3, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss Todd. God bless you and your family.