Sam L. Aliotta

  • Born: November 29, 1919
  • Died: December 27, 2017
  • Location: Warren, Michigan

Wujek - Calcaterra & Sons

36900 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Tel. (586) 826-8550

Tribute & Message From The Family

Sam Aliotta was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 29, 1919 to Michele and Maria Aliotta.
Sam was the fifth born of eight siblings: Rose, Grace, Phyllis, Jack, Sam, Josephine, Jerome and Michael.
Sam's parents immigrated from Terrasini, Sicily in 1912. Due to the Great Depression, his family frequently moved around Detroit. Sam attended various public and Catholic schools on Detroit's east side.
Sam met his "honey bunch", Grace Miller, at Eastwood Park Ballroom. They began dating in 1939 and became lifetime dance partners on May 17, 1941. They were married 71 years before Sam lost the love of his life.
Their first child, Larry, was born in 1942. World War II separated the love birds. Sam's time in the Army was spent in the Pacific Theater. Sam returned home in December, 1945.
One year later, their family grew with the birth of their daughter, Nancy. In 1949, their youngest daughter, Marie, was born.
Sam was employed by Ford Motor Company from the late 1930s until his retirement in 1975.
Sam and Grace enjoyed their retirement between their home in Warren and their Lake Huron cottage. They also enjoyed their travels around the United States and to Italy.
Sam is survived by his three children and their spouses: Larry and Barbara Aliotta; Nancy and Melvin Ramos; and Marie Aliotta and John Welch. He is also survived by two grandchildren: Debbie Aliotta and Larry Aliotta, Jr.
Sam's motto that he said often to his family was: "Do it while you can."
In his everlasting words: "Let's go and say we went."
In lieu of flowers, please honor Sam by doing an act of kindness.
Visitation Friday 3-9pm with a 10am Funeral Service on Saturday at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In lieu of flowers, please honor Sam by doing an act of kindness. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook"

Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so glad he lived quite a life ! And I'm proud to be an Aliotta , not just because of the name being t because of the history that surrounds our family . Always good to me and my kids , and threats how Emma got her nickname Erma we Have been calling her that for over nineteen years . It was so wonderful to share all of these memories with my family , and we will truly miss you ! Give Jack and Hannah, Grave, Phyllis, Josephine , and all the rest of the Aliotta's a great big hug from me and I miss you all , but I know you all will be waiting for me someday . Lots of love and hugs . So happy you got to stay in Florida and California , and you were truly loved through your life . Lots and lots of love and missing you ....Christine Aliotta always

Posted by Christine Aliotta-Howard - Macomb, MI - Family   January 08, 2018

To me Pops was always a very kind man. Love his humor. Dedicated to his wife and raised 3 great kids...he will be missed. Pops lived a very full happy life. Going to miss you...remember you teaching me a few games on you fun. See you again

Posted by Diane Gettner - Fraser, MI - Family Friend   December 29, 2017

So sorry for your loss, Larry and Barb....although we only met him once in Florida, he seemed to be a very nice man. May he Rest In Peace now, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family.

Posted by Tom and Joyce Bane - Harrison Townshp, MI - Friend   December 29, 2017

Did he live at the Sanctuary At Clinton Villa?? If he did this is the man that was very friendly and used to walk up and down 15 mile. He also would pick up trash as well.

Posted by Ms.A    December 29, 2017

Did Sam live in the Sanctuary At Clinton Villa??

Posted by Ms.A    December 29, 2017

What a wonderful man! He will greatly be missed.

Posted by John & Kay Matthews - Royal Oak, MI - Acquaintance   December 29, 2017

Thoughts of sympathy are with you today.
(Numbers 6:24-26)
A concerned neighbor, M.A.
Atlanta, Ga.

Posted by A friend   December 29, 2017

Hi pop!! I miss you. But, I know that you and mom are having a good time and are dancing up a storm. Happy trails to you until we meet again.

Posted by Marie Aliotta - Denver, CO - Daughter   December 28, 2017


There are so many memories throughout the years as "Popadoodle" was the Dad of my close, longest friend as we grew up together over 65 years. Some significant ones were of many sleepovers, eating late night snacks, happy times when all four of our parents visited especially during the holidays and, silly things that happened (good and bad) as we grew up. A sweet memory was of how tight he hugged me when my own Dad died with tears in his eyes as he said "Oh Annie" (he was the only one who could call me Annie). I know he is happy with Barney now and that our parents are enjoying the holidays all together again. Rest in Peace and God bless you. I love you Nancy and my prayers and thoughts are with you, Larry, Marie and the rest of the family. With hugs, Annmarie

Posted by Annmarie Siwik - Naperville, IL - Family Friend   December 28, 2017

May we continue to honor and respect all the lessons we have learned; acting as living symbols of a loving spirit. You are in our prayers.

Posted by The Wujek-Calcaterra Family - Sterling Heights, MI   December 28, 2017

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