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Sam Spano has passed away.........................

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  1. plabels466

    plabels466 Member

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    Sam Spano has passed away... He was 71 years old. He died on Wednesday, February 23. Sam & Helene would have been married 50 years on March 13... Sam & Helene were our best friends... We grew up in New York & moved our families to Colorado in 1977...He loved trapshooting,& hunting...He will be terribly missed...You can email His wife Helene at, hspano@aol.com God Bless you good buddy, we will miss you............... Pete LaBella
     
  2. leadingedge

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    Sam will be truly missed, our prayers are with his family and friends.

    Darrell, Liz, Dakota and Delaney Farr
     
  3. rooferbob

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    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends
     
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    Have known Sam for many years, was a first class guy, thoughts and prayers to his family. Dick Ogle
     
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    Pete,

    I remember meeting both you and Sam at the then DMTC about the time you arrived in Colorado. Sam was truly one of the good guys. I am saddened by his passing. The card table at the State Shoot will not be the same without him.

    Jim Poublon
     
  6. thefarrellfam

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    My name is Jessica Farrell (Terjesen) - I am Michael Buccieri's grand-daughter.

    When I was a little girl, my grandfather said we had to go pick up "Spano" from the airport, that I should go get ready. He went to get ready too. When he came out of his room, he was dressed like a clown, in the funniest costume you've ever seen. I think the shoes were like a size 17. With a sign that said "Spano" and in the clown outfit we went to the airport to pick him up! It was so funny! That was the way he and my grandfather were together, lots of fun and laughter!

    I love you guys and cherish the memories that all of you "extended and chosen" family members have given me. While I know the grief the family is going through is horrible - I also wanted to take a moment to tell each of you who loved Sam Spano as much as I did - that I am sorry for your loss as well.

    Sam was a great man and he and his family mean a great deal to mine. He will be so very missed.
     
  7. plabels466

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    Jim, that is a very good photo of Sam...Got wet eyes on that one... Thanks for sharing that...Sure had some great times at DMTC...Hope all is well with you...Pete
     
  8. plabels466

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    Oh Jessica, that is such a beautiful memory you shared with us...I remember the clown costume & shoes as well...How about the red german helmut Mike used to wear while he was ''clowning around''...We spent the day with Helene...She is doing well & is happy with all the grandkids & her new great grandson....Alison came in...Many more family & friends are on their way...Again thanks for your loving post...I will print it & bring to Helene...Love you Jess.................Pete & Sara LaBella
     
  9. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Oh, no!

    What a great guy. I loved dealing with him, well actually, I enjoyed our conversations about guns, shooting, reloading, Italian food AND Pete LaBella.

    Gosh, I am really sadddened. I have his address and will get a card off to the family.

    Now, sadly, there's one less shooter who will be at the dinner table with Ikey, Pete, Alex, and me... I know, the wine is getting warm. A toast to Sam is in order.

    Whiz
     
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    Pete, sorry to hear about Sam. He was always a gentleman and nice guy.
    God rest his soul in peace and comfort his family. Miss all you guys Pete. Jeff
     
  11. LV Trapshooting Park

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    Pete,

    Thanks for posting this. I emailed Helene this morning. Always looked forward to seeing you guys when I came to Colorado.

    Steve C
     
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    Prayers go out to Helene and the rest of the family, Jim & Marylou Butler
     
  13. Shotgun Julie

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    "You toiled so hard for those
    you loved.
    You said goodbye to none,
    Your spirit flew before we knew,
    Your work on earth was done.
    We miss you now,
    our hearts are sore,
    As time goes by we miss you more.
    Your loving smile, your gentle face:
    No one can fill your vacant place.
    Your life was love and labor.
    Your love for your family true.
    You did the best for all of us.
    We will always remember you."

    Sammy- you can't imagine how missed you are by so many people. Today will be a tough day for all of us. But you will forever be in our hearts. Rest in Peace.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Helene, family, and everyone who has lost Sam as a dear friend.
     
  14. thefarrellfam

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    Thank you Sara - Love to you and Pete and everyone else. Wish I could've been there to see you all. Hugs and Kisses from me!
     
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