Samuel E. Spinuzzi

samuel spinuzzi

April 16, 1929 ~ September 27, 2021

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Service for Sam Spinuzzi:

Samuel E. Spinuzzi
April 16, 1929 – September 27, 2021
Samuel E. Spinuzzi, 92, departed his earthly life peacefully at home on September 27, 2021. Sam was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Shirley; parents, Jack and Grace Spinuzzi; sister, Mary; and brother-in-law, John Altamore; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Sam is survived by his devoted daughter, Marla (Steve) Reichert; loving grandchildren, Amanda O’Connor (Tim Reeder), Ashley Reichert, and Tyler Reichert; great-grandchildren, Abigail, E.J., Charlotte, and Isabella; brother, Chris (Kay) Spinuzzi; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Born in Pueblo, Colo., Sam was a graduate of Central High School. While in his teens he would walk to La Tronica’s with his accordion and play on the weekend. He worked at CF&I until he enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed in El Paso, Texas. While there he met a feisty redhead and the two wrote frequently while he was deployed to Korea.
Upon his return from Korea, he married that feisty redhead and he and Shirley danced their way through an epic love story that would last more than 61 years. They moved to Colorado after his discharge from the Air Force, living for a time in Denver, and ultimately returning to Sam’s home town of Pueblo.
Sam owned and operated the Spinuzzi Agency representing Farmers Insurance for 40 years. His natural interest in people and desire to help was a perfect fit for a long and successful career. Sam was also deeply committed to his community, serving as president of the Lion’s Club, serving Meals on Wheels, and helping at the soup kitchen. He served on the board of Sangre de Cristo Hospice and one of his proudest accomplishments was his work to build Hospice House.
Sam was the ultimate family man and nothing made him happier than traveling with the love of his life Shirley and spending time with family. Sam was always the most sought after dance partner in the room. He was the dad who would fix any bike in the neighborhood and who would help anyone who needed a hand. He could build anything, fix anything, and had a calm steady way about him that made any difficulty a little easier.
The family would like to thank Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their wonderful support the last six months as well as special friends and care givers, Kim, Mimi and Heather.
Service will be at 3 p.m. on Monday, October 4th, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with military honors provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and High Frontier Honor Guard. In lieu of food or flowers, please consider a donation to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Livestreaming and online condolences,


Memorial Service: October 4, 2021 3:00 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. Hello to all of you of Sam’s family. I remember Sam and Shirley from over 60 years ago. I was working at Associates Finance in Pueblo and Shirley worked there also. Sam would come in to pick up Shirley after work and he always had a smile and such a great sense of humor. My boyfriend Gene and I went to their house one time in the late 50’s and watched them dance and they tried to help us learn. Such a great couple!! May the good memories help you through this very difficult time.

  2. Dear Marla and Family,
    My mom and I are so saddened to hear of the passing of your dad, We send our deepest condolences and prayers to you as you mourn his passing. We have so many wonderful memories of Sam, our longtime neighbor, when your family lived on Hyacinth St. all those years ago. He was such a kind man and so easy to talk to. I always liked that sweet smell from his pipe that he puffed occasionally. Many of us neighborhood kids would go greet him when he came home from work in the evening just to say hello and talk to him. He was very well liked. When we went trick-or-treating to your house we knew that we wouldn’t get a treat from Sam without some sort of trick. Haha! When your parents moved from Hyacinth he gave me his old snow blower since he wouldn’t be needing it at their new place. Funny that I actually still have it to this day.
    May Our Good Lord now grant him a place of rest in His Kingdom of Heaven and may he comfort you in your sorrow! RIP together Sam & Shirley!
    Sincerely, Marge Moorcroft and John Moorcroft

  3. Sam was a great person and family man.

    He served his community and was a Korea war veteran.

    The Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team was honored and privileged to honor his service.

  4. Sam was such an amazing friend, he always made us feel like a part of the family. Our love prayers are with Marla and the family. Billy and Angie Poll

  5. Sam was, quite simply, a great guy. He will be sorely missed. He ALWAYS had a warm and friendly smile. He also had a calmness about him that would soothe any situation. It was very clear for anybody watching that his first priority was love of family. Our deepest condolences go out to all in the family. Blessings, Don & Janet Bendell

  6. My condolences to all the family.Sam was my insurance agent for many years until he retired.I was 16 when my dad bought insurance from Sam. He was such a kind and patient man.There were times I would have to to his office to sign forms for accidents I was involved in and I would vent and tried to quit paying insurance. He was great .When he retired I was lost could not find no one like him.May God bless you all and may he comfort you .

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