So Long, Sammy!

Sammy Catania

Sammy Catania

A special report by The Tremonster

Terrible news in Tremont.  We learned only recently about the passing of Sammy Catania.

In an email Wednesday morning, Lynn Murray, Tremont West Board President, wrote, “Tremont West’s Development Director and our friend and neighbor Sammy Catania died yesterday.  Tentatively the funeral arrangements are a service at Trinity Cathedral at 2230 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115 on Saturday, December 12th, at 9:30 am.  Please check the TWDC website for any updates.  Roberta is asking for cards with your ‘Sammy’ stories. You can drop the cards off at Tremont West or at the house.”

Catania’s presence will be missed day-to-day on Tremont’s streets, but he will also be missed as a presence in the long-term development of Tremont.


  1. So sad to hear of Sammy’s passing he was a good man always very kind to me.
    Robin Wilkins

  2. Condolences to Sammy’s wife, family and friends. Sorry for your loss

  3. Christine Uveges Loya

    Eternal memory and Blessed repose our dear friend Sammy…
    I am greatly saddened to hear of passing…
    Roberta my heart goes out to you …
    Many prayers for Sammy, you…Roberta, and for your family and friends.
    Sammy is now in a perfect state of Heaven …transfiguration by God’s Pure Love.

  4. This makes me so sad. Very shocking. Came out of nowhere. Does anyone know what happened?

  5. We go back a long time some 30 years. Sammy was very full of life. Always sharing a meal. My best to Roberta. Hugs and love to you.

  6. When being in high school is daunting, there seems to be a few people who make you feel comfortable. Sammy was one of those people for me. Rest in peace, Friend.

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