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Sam Scrementi - 87

1/8/1931 - 1/22/2018

Steger

Sam Scrementi age 87, owner of Scrementi’s Restaurant in Steger, passed away peacefully January 22nd. A longtime Steger resident, born and raised in Chicago Heights, Sam began his career in partnership with his brothers at Jim & Sam’s in 1952, later opening The Red Lion in Steger in the early ‘60’s. With the help of his sons who eventually joined in the family business, Sam proudly served tens of thousands of meals and hosted baptisms, weddings, anniversaries, funeral luncheons, family parties, civic events and fundraisers for his faithful patrons at Brown Onion, Scrementi’s Contempo and Scrementi’s. Husband for 66 years of Julia nee Angellotti. Father of Mark, Sam, Steve (Lori) and David (Karen) Scrementi. Grandfather of Gina, Sammy (Rachel), Steven, Cara, Thomas (Dakota Robinson), Ben and Emily Scrementi. Son of the late Josephine nee Pellegrini and Michael Scrementi. Bother of Mary Ripani and the late John, Mike, Tony, Joe and Jim. Beloved uncle and dear friend of many. Sam’s engaging personality and hospitable nature will be fondly remembered by all he served. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Friday January 26th from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral Saturday 10:30 AM. Burial private. 708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com

Visitation:

Friday January 26, 2018 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Service:

Saturday January 27, 2018 10:30 AM

12 Comments

  • Debra Shields Bob Westhoff

    on 01/24/18

    Our deepest and sincere sympathies to all of the Scrementi families. Even through we are not there, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sam leaves us all with decades of good memories and good time. His legacy lives on. Cheers to you - Sam! Debra Shields and Bob Westhoff
  • Phyllis Ruff

    on 01/24/18

    My heart felt condolences to the Scrementi family. My years at The Brown Onion are with good memories. Sam will always be "The Boss". May your soul rest in peace.
  • Jenna

    on 01/25/18

    I'm so sorry for your loss of Sam. When I lost a loved family member in death a few years ago the scriptures Ps. 34:18 and Revelation 21:3,4 really helped me and my family cope. I hope you can find comfort in these difficult times. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
  • RH

    on 01/26/18

    I am sorry for the loss of your loved one. I hope that these scriptures of God’s promises bring comfort to your family during this difficult time as they have comforted me in the past. Revelation 21:4, psalms 34:18,John 5:28,29,Isaiah 25:8, 1 Corinthians 15:26.
  • G. Rich

    on 01/26/18

    I'm sorry for your loss. May God comfort and stregthen your family during this most difficult time - Psalms 46:1.
  • Joann Lindholm

    on 01/26/18

    Our deepest sympathies to Family and all who loved Sam. He was truly a visionary in the restaurant and hospitality industry as well as a loving and supportive father, husband and friend. His loss will be felt and his memory will live on.
  • Joann Lindholm

    on 01/26/18

    Our deepest sympathies to Family and all who loved Sam. He was truly a visionary in the restaurant and hospitality industry as well as a loving and supportive father, husband and friend. His loss will be felt and his memory will live on.
  • Reynundo Castillo

    on 01/26/18

    On behalf of Reymundo Castillo and family we would like to express our deepest condolences and blessings to the Scrementi family.
  • R. Ross

    on 01/29/18

    My sincerest condolences to the Scrementi Family for the loss of your dear love one Sam. May our Father, Jehovah the “God of all comfort” continue to provide your family the strength to endure during this very difficult time....Isaiah 41:10 and 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4.
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