Sam R. Dantone

March 10, 1948March 13, 2018

Sam R. Dantone, 70 of Pekin, passed away in Mission, Texas on March 13, 2018. He was born in Peoria, March 10, 1948 in Peoria the son of Sam and Dorothy Buell Dantone. He married Janelle McKeown in 1978. Sam is survived by his wife of thirty-nine years; two children, Brandi Dantone of Columbia, TN, and Sam R. Dantone Jr. of Florence, OR; six grandchildren and and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Marilyn Beasley. Sam worked at Caterpillar Inc. until his retirement in 1997. He is a Navy Veteran that was in the reserves until 1993. Sam was a member of the Joseph Robbins Masonic Lodge # 930. Cremation rites have been accorded. A graveside service will be held at Lancaster Cemetery in Glasford on May 12, 2018 at 11:00 am. Pastor Jack Thompson will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. To view Sam’s memorial page or to leave an online condolence please go to


  • Sam Dantone, Father
  • Dorothy Buell Dantone, Mother
  • Janelle McKeown Dantone, Wife
  • Brandi Dantone, Daughter
  • Sam. R. Dantone Jr., Son
  • ~ Six ~, Grandchildren
  • ~ Seven ~, Great-grandchildren
  • Mary Beasley, Sister (Deceased)

  • St. Jude Midwest Affiliate


  • Graveside Service & Military Honors Saturday, May 12, 2018

Sam R. Dantone

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Denise Zillion

April 30, 2018

To the Dantone Family, so sorry for ur loss. Sam was a great guy good for a laugh. He loves putting smiles on people face. I know he looks forward to seeing his grandkids and great grandkids.

Karyn Engebretson

April 25, 2018

George and I are sure sorry to hear this sad news. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.