April 28, 1939 ~ December 1, 2020

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Samuel Joseph Pisciotta, 81, passed away Dec. 1, 2020. Survived by wife, Donna Pisciotta; children, Chris (Melania) Pisciotta, Gina Pisciotta and Kimbra (Ryan) Waletzko; and grandchildren, Hunter Mooring, Raif Mooring, Griffin Mooring, Marlo Waletzko, Beau Mooring, Reese Waletzko and Aidan Pisciotta; brother, Duane (Debbie) Pisciotta; nephews, Nick (Lindsi) and Drake (Annamarie) DiNero; niece, Rachel Pisciotta; sister-in-law, Diane Gasperi; nephews, Stephen (Kim) Gasperi, John Gasperi and Tom Gasperi; and niece, Sharon Frank. Preceded in death by parents, Joe “Papa Joe” and Esther Pisciotta; nephew, Dominic Pisciotta; parents-in-law, George and Helen Megall; brother-in-law, Charles Gasperi; and sister-in-law, Susan Young. Sam was born April 28, 1939, in Pueblo, Colo. and was a teacher at Fountain and Bradford Elementary schools. After obtaining his Masters degree in counseling, he became a counselor at Corwin and then Freed Middle School, where he retired in 1995. Through his life, Sam was an accomplished drag racer at PMI and Bandemere Speedway and used to say, “I made a career out of beating Fords and Chryslers.” In 1995 and 1996 he won back to back championships at PMI, followed by winning Super Chevy in 1996 and runner up the following year at Bandamere Speedway, all with his 1964 Chevy Nova. He had a passion for building and flying radio control model airplanes. This passion spanned over 50 years. He was a co-founder of the Sky Corral RC Club located in Pueblo West. He was meticulous, determined and what many fellow modelers would consider a master builder. His creations and designs were absolute works of art. He received numerous awards up and down the front range at various events. His craftsmanship was usually what separated his models from others. Although Sam loved his hobbies, his heart was for his family! His deep love and his heart was for family, which was evident in everything he did. He was the first to tell you what a wonderful life he had lived and had no regrets…EXCEPT for selling his 1962 Red Chevy Corvette! He lived his life HIS way, and loved every minute of it. If you knew him, you loved him, and he will be dearly loved and missed by all. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. There will be no services at this time. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Sending our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. There are never enough words to express the sorrow of such loss but please know it is our heartfelt hope that you know how much Sammy Joe will be missed – especially the joy at seeing his smile and feeling his love. May the tremendous outpouring of love that is sent your way comfort you during this difficult time. We love you now and ALWAYS.

  2. CandleImageI am so sorry to learn of Sam’s passing. Nancy V sent me a copy of the obituary. I remember Sam vividly because when he walked into a room he filled it with a big smile. Chris, and my sons Jeff and Mike were on the same swim team and Jeff and Chris were in the same class. My prayers are with the family.

  3. CandleImageSam was one of those few bigger than life characters that could take over any room he entered. He always made us feel as if we were interesting and important – but then we noticed that is how he treated everyone. We were blessed to know him, and to love him. Our prayers are with Sam, Donna, and their wonderful family.

  4. I’m so sorry for you loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God has another angel to watch over all of you.

  5. CandleImageDonna and Family,
    Sam always had a smile and infectious laugh. I will always remember working with him at Bradford and Freed. May you be abundantly blessed with peace and love as you cherish his memories.

  6. CandleImageChris, Melania, Aidan and Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with during this very difficult time. May the good Lord keep you in his loving arms giving his love and 🕊️☮️❤️

  7. My parents, Joan and Dale Alyea, built and flew model airplanes for years with Sam at Sky Corral; please accept my sincere condolences in regard to Sam’s passing to Donna, Duane, Gina and all family members and friends. Sam and my folks will be flying models together now in heaven as my dad passed in 2008 and my mother in 2015. They all had so many years of friendship and great times

  8. Oh Sam I am going to miss your calls asking if Brent was going to lunch. It might be 9:30 am but you wanted too make sure he was meeting you and the boys. I am going to miss your stories. Even if I had heard them I always loved hearing them. Going to miss your kindness ♥️ All my love to the family, Lori

  9. CandleImageI am so saddened to learn about the passing of Sammy Joe! He was such a great guy who always displayed a warm smile and a kind word. I am not only fortunate enough to be his cousin but also to have spent my first three years of teaching with him at Fountain Elementary School.
    Til we meet again Sam, Rest In Peace, and may you be enjoying the fullness of Gods kingdom! Love and prayers!
    Cousin Joan Bartolo🙏🏻💐

  10. CandleImageI am very saddened to learn of Sammy Joe’s passing. He was a fun loving cousin always with a warm smile and a kind word! I was not only fortunately enough to be his cousin but lucky to have spent my first three years of teaching with him at Fountain Elementary! I love you Sam. May you be at peace and enjoying the fullness of Gods kingdom!

  11. CandleImageSammy, I can’t believe that I’m writing this. I knew the day would come but I was not prepared! You were my mentor and I will cherish our hobby we shared together. You were truly my best friend. I’m heading to the field now for the first time without you there. I’m already missing your Sunday morning call asking if I’m going out. Well I am. Look down on us and watch over us. I’m going to miss you my buddy! I love you!! Brent

  12. Our deepest sympathy to the Pisciotta family. We knew Sam from years back and he was a wonderful man. Always a smile on his face and kind to everyone. Gina our prayers are with you.

  13. Donna and Family,
    We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Sam. He was a wonderful man who loved his family and will be missed.
    John/Cindy Loia

  14. CandleImageWe are very sorry to hear of Sams passing. He was part of a wonderful drag racing family full of wonderful memories. Duane and Chris we are Sending prayers for you all.
    Jay and Kristin Blackburn

  15. CandleImageWe are so sorry to hear of your loss. We knew Sam through PMI, and we had many years of of laughing, arguing, and memorable moments with Sam. He Duane, and Chris were a constant at the track and we are proud to say we were friends. He will be missed, but God Bless Brother Sam.

  16. CandleImageWe will all miss you cousin. You lit up a room when you walked in. I loved that you always called me “dear” never called me by my name. Your beautiful smile will always be with us and it will be missed along with your beautiful laugh, your positive attitude for everything and your love of life. It is so hard to believe you have passed.
    We loved you and will miss you.
    Rest in peace Sam.

  17. CandleImageIt was with a very heavy heart that we light this candle to honor the enduring memory of Sammy Joe. He was truly a great man that we’ve loved from the time we can remember being a very young kids. We all admired him for his size, stature, humor but mostly his humility, gentle nature and the kindness he showed everyone. We are heartbroken, but are comforted for the very rich life he lived that was shared with so many. The world was a better place because of Sammy Joe. We will miss him very much and will carry his memories forward forever.

  18. CandleImageSam had a huge heart . I met him almost five years ago. He carried that wonderful smile with him most all the time. He was tough as nails when he had to be. He will be missed by all who knew he was a tall drink of water with a huge heart.

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