Disclafani , Salvatore A. 86
Salvatore "Sam" Anthony Disclafani, 86, of Mechanicsville, Md., died April 4, 2013, at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. He was born May 7, 1926, in Charleroi, son of the late Anthony and Virginia (Totora) Disclafani. Sam served in the U.S. Army as Master Sergeant during World War II from 1944 to 1946. He was in the Army reserves from 1946 to 1964. Later, Sam became employed with The Washington Post as a circulation newspaper distributor and retired in 1982. He was the Charter President of the Council of Organizations, Clinton, Md., an Honorary Member of the Terimitane Families Association of Quebec, Laval, Quebec Province, Canada, and a Life Member of the Order of the Elks, Camp Springs, Md., the Order of the Moose, Waldorf, Md.; the Legion of the Moose, Capitol Legion 155; and the American Legion Post 221, Avenue, Md. Sam was an active parishioner of Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church where he was a Eucharistic Minister. During his retirement years he was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and filled his life with traveling and working outdoors on his farm. In addition to his parents, Sam was predeceased by his brother, Philip James Disclafani; sister, Josephine Ann Disclafani; and sister-in-law, Helen Disclafani. Sam is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rose Margaret (Imbrogno) Disclafani, whom he affectionately called "Laurie." He is also survived by his daughters, Sandra Jo "Sandy" Dippold and her husband, Vance F. Dippold Jr., and Virginia "Ginny" Roach and her husband, Richard Roach; six grandchildren, Vance Dippold III and his wife, Kim, Sam Dippold and his wife, Mandi, Laurie Dippold, Morgan Roach and his wife, Beth, Vanesa Roach, and Roman Roach; and two great-grandchildren; nephew, Philip James Disclafani and wife, Cathee; and three great-nephews, P.J., Tony and Tim Disclafani. Family and friends were received for Sam's life celebration 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013, with prayers at 7 p.m. at BRINSFIELD-ECHOLS FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A funeral Mass was held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church, 37575 Chaptico Road, Chaptico, MD 20621. Father Timothy K. Baer officiated. Interment followed in Queen of Peace Cemetery, 38888 Dr. Johnson Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Memorial contributions may be made to Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. BOX 15, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.