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Sam Scrementi - 87

1/8/1931 - 1/22/2018


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


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


Saturday January 27, 2018 10:30 AM

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