Samuel A. Lattanzio, Jr.
November 3, 1956 - June 3, 2021
Samuel A. “Sam” Lattanzio, Jr., age 64, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021.
Born in Wilmington, DE, on November 3, 1956, he was a son of the late Samuel A. and Dorothy (Wyszynski) Lattanzio, Sr. Sam graduated from St. Mark’s High School in 1974. He made his career as a heavy equipment operator for Local #542 Operating Engineers, then retired after 45 years. Sam was a loyal member of the Claymore Senior Center since 2015. He enjoyed cooking, fishing, and cherished time spent with his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Karen T. (DalGesso) Lattanzio; father-in-law, Pietro DalGesso; mother-in-law, Joan (Morano) DalGesso; and brother-in-law, Thomas Santa Barbara, Sr. He is survived by his children, William Lattanzio I (Sonya) and Samantha Lattanzio (Joseph Weeks); sisters, Missy Harrison (Bub) and Gina Whiteman (Danny); grandsons, William Lattanzio II, Aren Sapp, and Nathan Sapp; sisters-in-law, Tina Paxson (Eric Sharp) and Maria Santa Barbara; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 pm until 1 pm on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, followed by a funeral service at 1 pm. Entombment will be held in Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington, DE. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sam’s memory to Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, Delaware 19804 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 669, New Castle, DE 19720.