Sam Sancetta

June 29, 1926April 18, 2021

Mass of Christian Burial for Sam Sancetta, 94, of Temple will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 24, 2021 at St. Luke Catholic Church with Father John Guzaldo officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Temple. Mr. Sancetta died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday at his residence. Mr. Sancetta was born in Marlin to Lee Sancetta and Lena Dagott Sancetta. He served in the Army during World War II. He married Gloria Lancaster Oct. 26, 1963. He operated an amusement company, Sam Sancetta Enterprises, Inc. and was a JAX beer distributor. He was a devout Catholic and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Sancetta was preceded in death by one brother Marion Sancetta and one sister Lula Schullman. Survivors include his wife Gloria Sancetta of Temple; four daughters Sandra Funderburk and husband Harold of Troy, LeAnn Burzynski and husband Gregory Mark of Troy, Paulette Orf and husband Terry of Temple and Dr. Sammie Mees and husband Ben of Georgetown and nine grandchildren: Rebecca Funderburk, Harleigh Funderburk, Ryan Funderburk, Owen Funderburk, Colton Funderburk, Nathan Orf, Seth Orf, Abreanna Funderburk and Brady Mees. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM with Rosary being recited at 7:00 PM at St. Luke Catholic Church.


  • Sandra Funderburk (Harold), Daughter
  • LeAnn Burzynski (Gregory Mark), Daughter
  • Paulette Orf (Terry), Daughter
  • Dr. Sammie Mees (Ben), Daughter
  • Grandchildren: Rebecca Funderburk, Harleigh Funderburk, Ryan Funderburk, Owen Funderburk, Colton Funderburk, Nathan Orf, Seth Orf, Abreanna Funderburk, Brady Mees

  • Rebecca Funderburk
  • Harleigh Funderburk
  • Abreanna Funderburk
  • Brady Mees
  • Ryan Funderburk
  • Owen Funderburk
  • Colton Funderburk


  • Visitation

    Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Rosary

    Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

  • Burial

    Saturday, April 24, 2021


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April Sampson

April 27, 2021

Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family. It was a blessing getting to care for Mr. Sam.

With love,
April Sampson

Sandra Funderburk

April 23, 2021

Well Dad, it’s only been 4 days since you went to be with your mom, Aunt Lula, and Uncle Marion. The world just doesn’t seem the same without you here. Although, I know you’re feeling good and happy now. This helps me to push through the days. I can still see you leaning against the counter in front of the stove snacking on some bread and cheese. This particular day we were discussing my asking for money and how “money don’t grow on trees!” As a young teenager I really didn’t know the value of a dollar until I went to work a few years later. But you said to me “you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone!” meaning I’d miss my benefactor. I replied that “you’re gonna live til you’re 95!” You just chuckled thinking there ain’t no way. But as the years kept passing we obviously got older, and before I knew it you had your 94th birthday. So the months are flying by and I’m thinking HE IS GONNA MAKE IT TO 95!!! Unfortunately, you decided it was time to go two months before your 95th birthday. I can’t help but wonder if you just didn’t want me to say “I told you so!” 🤣 Well, you came awful close. I know I’ll never stop missing you but I take comfort in knowing I’ll see you again someday. Until then, I have the memories to cherish and will always keep you in my heart. I LOVE YOU❤️
- Sandy