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Sam J. Loiacano

posted Sep 10, 2018, 11:38 AM by Angela Sielinski

Sam J. Loiacano

Loiacano, Sam J., of Saginaw, Michigan, passed away on September 7, 2018 at Samaritas Senior Living of Saginaw. He was 89. Sam Jerome Loiacano was born on August 13, 1929 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Vito and Anna (Parisi) Loiacano. He married Marjorie Duanne Murphy on June 2, 1951; she survives him. 

Sam joined the United States Army, serving during the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge, he started his produce career with his two brothers, Saginaw Fruit, but then Sam and his brother, Phillip, branched off into Loiacano Fruit. Due to an accident, he then would finish off his career with Garber Pontiac Cadillac first, but ended with Hickey Oldsmobile as a car salesman, until his retirement in 1984. After his retirement, he spent a great deal of effort and time feeding the poor and helping those who were less fortunate. 

Sam and Marge have been long-time member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Previously, they were members of St. Helen’s Catholic Church and the family enjoyed helping with the spaghetti dinners. In his younger years, Sam enjoyed outdoor recreational sports such as snowmobiles, motorcycles, and dune buggies, as well as ice skating and swimming. 

Surviving are his beloved wife of 67 years, Marjorie; two daughters: Ann Loiacano and Jane (Keith) Grantham; five grandchildren: David (Megan) Loiacano, Keith (Katie) Grantham II, Kent Grantham, Katrina (John) Masters, and Kellyn (Steve) Creel; three great-grandchildren: Keith Grantham III, Avery Masters, and Holden Loiacano; sister-in-law, Doris (Phillip, deceased) Loiacano; and nieces, nephews, and friends. 

Sam was preceded in death by his parents; one son, David Loiacano; one infant daughter, Mary Margaret Loiacano; four sisters; and three brothers. 

FUNERAL: Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road, 48609. Rev. Fr. Pete Gaspany will officiate. Rite of Committal will follow at St. Andrew Cemetery.
VISITATION: Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State) on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. On Friday morning, Sam will be taken to church to lie in state from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Emmaus House, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, or the Eastside Soup Kitchen. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church, or