Samuel Anthony “Tony” Sanfillipo
May 29, 1956 ‒ November 29, 2020
Samuel Anthony “Tony” Sanfillipo, age 64, of Galena, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, November 29, 2020 following a brief illness.
Born May 29, 1956 in Columbus to Samuel J. and Evelyn I. (Hartsfield) Sanfillipo who survive. Graduate of Walnut Ridge High School. A talented chef Tony was well known by the patrons of Julian’s Restaurant and Lounge. Over the years he chose to work various jobs which showcased his many talents, but he was most well-known for the many connections and relationships he created at each job he worked.
Tony was an avid Cleveland Browns fan, enjoyed all things John Wayne, collecting coins, playing lottery scratch offs and using coupons. He enjoyed scrap metaling and connecting with the many faces around town. He was a wonderful husband, great father, grandfather and devoted friend.
Tony was preceded in death by a son, Samuel J. “Joey” Sanfillipo and brother, Greg Sanfillipo. In addition to his parents Tony is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Christie K. (Whitley) Sanfillipo, sons, Ben of Columbus, Tony (Erica) of Johnstown, and Dominic of Columbus; sister, Deborah Sanfillipo of New Hampshire; step-children, David (Danielle) Peacock of Lewis Center and Sarah (Sumith) Peacock of New Albany; 3 grandchildren.
Friends may call from 4 PM to 7 PM on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Rt. 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury. Private family only service will be live streamed through the funeral homes Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/SunburySFH beginning at 1:30 pm on Friday, December 4, 2020. Interment at Galena Cemetery. Pastor Greg Bondurant officiating.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017 in Tony’s memory.
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