• 76 years old
  • Born on April 20, 1934 in New York, New York, United States.
  • Passed away on November 17, 2010 in 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.

Posted by Jennifer Pilch on 12th December 2017
Happy Hanukkah, Dad. We lit the menorah you gave us at sun down. I made homemade latkes and your favorite, meatloaf. We miss you. xxoo
Posted by Cheryl Miller Fitzgerald on 19th November 2017
Love you and miss you Uncle Sam.
Posted by Richard Austin on 17th November 2017
Sam you are still in my heart. All those times with music and our buddies at Ellison Field and Cecil Field Jacksonville . Peace and blessings to all your family.
Posted by Cheryl Miller Fitzgerald on 25th April 2017
Hi Uncle Sam! Your oldest sister turns 90 in a few months. We're gonna throw her a party. We'll all be thinking of you. Love you. Cheryl
Posted by Jennifer Pilch on 22nd April 2017
Dear Bopop, I'm your grand daughter. I love you. You are strong. I wish we could hang out and know each other. XOXOXO, Linnea
Posted by Greg Elmassian on 21st April 2017
Hey buddy, all your friends at the coffee shop miss you, but I know you are having fun somewhere! Your old buddy Greg
Posted by Jennifer Pilch on 17th November 2015
Miss you, Dad. We all miss you! So much love, Jennifer
Posted by Cheryl Miller Fitzgerald on 17th November 2015
Miss you Uncle Sam.
Posted by Richard Austin on 18th September 2015
You may be away some where but you and our friendship remain in my heart.
Posted 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
Posted by Greg Elmassian on 20th April 2015
Hey Sam! Happy birthday from your coffee shop and computer buddy! Greg
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted by Stacey Fornabaio on 17th November 2014
Thinking of you Uncle Sam. We miss and love you. Stacey
Posted by Jennifer Pilch on 17th November 2014
I miss you, Dad. Love forever.
Posted 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 !
Posted 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
Posted by Jeffrey Pilch on 20th April 2014
Happy Birthday Dad !
Posted 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
Posted 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 ?
Posted 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
Posted by Stacey Fornabaio on 21st April 2013
Happy birthday, Uncle Sam.
Posted 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
Posted by Jennifer Pilch on 20th April 2013
Happy Birthday, Dad.
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted by Jeffrey Pilch on 17th November 2012
Miss you Dad. Think about you every day.
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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,
Posted 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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