salvatore pulice
Salvatore “Sam” Pulice, 79, of Weirton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in the Acuity Specialty Hospital, Weirton. He was born September 3, 1938 in Belmonte Calabro, Pr. Cosenza Calabria Italy, the youngest child of 11 of the late Antonio and Pasqualina Veltri Pulice. He was also preceded in death by his son, Joseph on December 13, 1999, and by his 7 brothers and 3 sisters. Sam started working full-time at a very young age, his extremely hard work ethic carried out throughout his entire life. Sam worked in Italy, Germany and Canada prior to working in the United States. He was a self-employed painter with Pulice and Son Painting, and a full time employee of Starvaggi Industries, where he worked many jobs before retiring in 1998. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. He loved to garden, take special care of his fig trees and enjoyed playing cards with his family. He also enjoyed making homemade sopressata and wine. He will always be remembered for the love and care he had for his wife, Elvira, and his family. Sam is survived by his loving wife and family, Elvira Pulice whom he married November 25, 1954; sons, Settimio “Sam” Pulice (Helen), of Weirton; Frank Pulice (Patricia) of Flat Rock, MI, and Dino Pulice (Monica) of Weirton; daughters, Patty Capito (Robert A.), Rose Pulice and Maria Pulice all of Weirton; 9 grandchildren Dr. Anthony Capito (Britany), Melissa Fuchs( Danny), Stephanie Berardinelli (Jon), Summer Pulice, Sam Michael Pulice, Lanie Wilson (Eric), Christopher Pulice, Michael Pulice and Nathaniel ”Diggy” Pulice; great-grandchildren Caiden Capito, Libby, Caroline and Sarah Fuchs and Emery Berardinelli and step great-grandchildren, Christopher and Jeremy Wilson. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 – 8 P.M. at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 A.M. Friday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church with the Reverend Father Anthony G. Thurston officiating. Entombment will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Share tributes and memories at 304-748-3219

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  1. My dear Pulice family my heart hurts for all of you sal was a special man. Just the short time I got to know him and all of you I knew how blessed he was to have the love and support you all give one another. He loved all of you so much. Mama my heartfelt condolences. You can’t be married for as long as you were and not feel such a tremendous loss he talked about you all the time. May God cover you in this difficult time and it was an honor taking care of him. Love vicki Ensminger rn

  2. We will greatly miss Mr Pulice. We lived behind him and his wife for many years. We would stand on our back deck and he would be working in his garden, we would talk for hours about family and gardening. he would give us tomato seeds to plant. He was a wonderful man.

    Ray and Mary McNeely

  3. Rose, we were so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. May his memory be eternal. God bless. Melissa, Franco, & Francesca Torini.

  4. Rose. We are so sorry about the passing of your father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy and love. Paul and Sue Rafacz

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