Weaver Lake, Minnesota, Fall 1969 (a rare picture of my father, as he was the photographer).
Samuel Pilch
  • 76 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 20, 1934
  • Place of birth:
    New York, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 17, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    Encinitas, California, United States

This memorial website is created in loving memory of our loved one, Samuel Pilch, 76, born on April 20, 1934 and passed away on November 17, 2010 after fighting a long and courageous battle with cancer.  He leaves behind three children--Jeff, Jennifer, and Lisa, and grandchildren Claudia and LInnea.  He is also survived by his son-in-law, David, and daughter-in-law, Gelila, his three sisters in New Jersey--Minnie, Estelle, and Paulie--as well as his nieces and nephews Richard, Reid, Suzanne, Susie, Cheryl, Stacy, Shari.  He will be greatly missed.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jennifer Pilch on 17th November 2015

"Miss you, Dad.  We all miss you!  So much love, Jennifer"

This tribute was added by cheryl miller fitzgerald on 17th November 2015

"Miss you Uncle Sam."

This tribute was added by Richard Austin on 18th September 2015

"You may be away some where but you and our friendship remain in my heart."

This tribute was added by Cheryl Miller-Fitzgerald on 20th April 2015

"Hi Uncle Sam,
Was on the lower east side this weekend with friends and thinking of you and your sisters growing up. You'd get a kick out of how much it's changed. We miss you, especially my mom.  Happy birthday. Love to Aunt Esther. Cheryl"

This tribute was added by Greg Elmassian on 20th April 2015

"Hey Sam! Happy birthday from your coffee shop and computer buddy!

Greg"

This tribute was added by Greg Elmassian on 23rd December 2014

"We had some good times at the coffee shop, talking computers and just plain stuff. I've uploaded some pictures I had. I'll remember the good times Sam.

Greg Elmassian"

This tribute was added by Cheryl Fitzgerald on 17th November 2014

"Four years?  Can't believe it. We all miss you Uncle Sam, especially my mom, who talks about you all the time. Love you, Cheryl"

This tribute was added by Stacey Fornabaio on 17th November 2014

"Thinking of you Uncle Sam. We miss and love you. Stacey"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Pilch on 17th November 2014

"I miss you, Dad.  Love forever."

This tribute was added by Jeffrey Pilch on 17th November 2014

"Many have told me that with the passing years, it gets easier losing a loved one. For me, it gets more difficult. 4 years already - oy vey !"

This tribute was added by Richard Weinman on 22nd April 2014

"The big 8-0. You would've gotten a kick out of that.
Miss you Uncle Sam. Think about you often.
Hope you and Ma are getting along. Don't be so hard on her...she's nervous..lol and no smoking. Rich"

This tribute was added by Jeffrey Pilch on 20th April 2014

"Happy Birthday Dad !"

This tribute was added by Cheryl Miller-Fitzgerald on 17th November 2013

"Hi Uncle Sam,
It seems like you were just here in NJ visiting us, talking to me about writing, life.  You were so caring, kind...unless there was no half & half in the house for your coffee; then you went ballistic! Hope you and Aunt Esther are sharing lots of coffee and half & half. Miss you.  Cheryl"

This tribute was added by Jeffrey Pilch on 17th November 2013

"I miss you Dad.  A lot of grand moments most revolving around baseball. LOL   For some reason I remember every moment of this day-from the drive to the park to the drive home....like it was yesterday.  http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SDN/SDN199204120.shtml    21 years ago.....where has the time gone ?"

This tribute was added by robert Winters on 3rd June 2013

"Sam,
You were a very good friend. We must have had coffee a hundred times. We talked about everything. You were SO funny. Such a wise guy. So smart, creative. Most of all you had a huge heart. You will always be one of my best friends ever. Love, Robert"

This tribute was added by Stacey Fornabaio on 21st April 2013

"Happy birthday, Uncle Sam."

This tribute was added by Jeffrey Pilch on 21st April 2013

"1974, 1975, 1976   you would pick me up from school and take me to opening day for the Reds. I would get to miss 1/2 the day. You would have to take grief from the attendance office. LOL
Boy, was that special.   Happy Birthday"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Pilch on 20th April 2013

"Happy Birthday, Dad."

This tribute was added by reid weinman on 17th November 2012

"Dear Uncle Sam,
We all miss you so very much....your name was spoken about a hundred times last night!  And we all looked at so many amazing pictures of you with my Mom although I know you both are together right now smiling down on all of us.  
Love, Reid"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Pilch on 17th November 2012

"On the second anniversary of your death, Dad, I miss you more than ever.  The kids miss you.  We love you."

This tribute was added by Jeffrey Pilch on 17th November 2012

"Miss you Dad. Think about you every day."

This tribute was added by Jeffrey Pilch on 17th June 2012

"Happy Fathers Day !  Wow, the Padres are awful this year. I remember the first game we ever went to was the Reds versus the Padres in 1974."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Pilch on 20th April 2012

"Well, happy birthday grandpa.  I am now in fourth grade and it just seems like yesterday that my dad told me that you passed away.  I always think of you and I wish you were here right now.
                                           love,
                                     Claudia"

This tribute was added by Jeffrey Pilch on 20th April 2012

"You raised me on some humanistic fundamentals that help me today in so many ways live a life of  tremendous value !  Allow me to give but one example.  At age of 6, I heard a racist comment in school and then used it at home----wow, did I receive a stern lecture from you about why this was a unethical and evil thing to do.  Thanks for all you did."

This tribute was added by Richard Weinman on 1st January 2012

"Will never forget your bachelor apartment in Cherry Hill, N.J. To me..you were the coolest uncle in the world. I remember your red sports car and that neat poster from your time in Spain. The last time we spoke you wished me well with Holly. The family misses u greatly,"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Pilch on 17th November 2011

"Dear "Bopbop" (Grandpa Sam),
I miss you.  It has been hard celebrating holidays without you.  When you came over you brought a Julian Pie with ice cream and Pelligrino water.  You were the best singer.  I love you.
Love, Claudia"


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