Samuel J. Cristantello



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CHURCHVILLE: Passed away peacefully on Saturday December 19, 2009 surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his wife Mary Cristantello. Survived by his daughters, Janet (Robert) McMichael, Jean (Bernie) Bauer, and Carol (David) Micheli; grandchildren, Scott (Debbie) McMichael, Todd (Mary) McMichael, Adam (Michelle) McMichael, Joseph Terrana, Michael Terrana, Vincent Terrana, BJ Bauer, Carrie (Vesko) Nikolov, David Jr. (Sherri) Micheli, Dana (Kurt) Brunner, and Dena (Timothy) Wheatley; 14 great grand-children; sisters, Polly and Yolanda; several nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins, and many dear friends. Friends may call TUESDAY 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel WEDNESDAY at 9:30 AM. Interment in St. Vincent DePaul Cemetery.


  1. Stefanie Kenney on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Always a bright smiling Sam sitting in the Little Red waiting room on the radiator waiting for his girls. Good memories. He will be missed.

  2. Maryellen Post on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dave, Sherri and Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Maryellen and Susan – Office for Students with Disabilities

  3. Amy Fisher on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Even though I don’t remember Uncle Sammy, I keep him and the rest of our family in thoughts and prayers. It’s comforting to remember that our loved ones become young and free again in the next world.

  4. Marilyn Allen on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    God bless and bring you peace.

  5. Donald Cristantello on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    One of my favorite uncles, affectionatly referred to as the ‘Dirty Bird’ will truly be missed. Donny

  6. Valerie Fisher on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Our family’s summer vacations were extra special because of Uncle Sammy. In addition to taking us on excursions around Rochester, I’ll always remember his singing, especially yodeling. Thank you for the wonderful memories, Uncle Sammy..

  7. Betsy Sconfietti on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    So very sorry to read about ‘my buddy’, Sam. He was one of my very favorite people at NYS Dept of Labor. A great guy! My thoughts and prayers are with you all… Betsy

  8. Dena Micheli-Wheately on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Umpa, I really dont know how i’m going to live in this world without u by myside. I love and miss you so much. Not only are u my grandfather, you are like a father to me, and someone I could always turn to. I know your in hevean now with grandma looking down on us and smiling. Know that having u walk me down the aisle on my wedding day was the best feeling in the world. I love u and ur my angel Love, Your baby girl Dena

  9. Stephanie, Brian, Gavin, and Elora Enright on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Uncle Sammy was my great-uncle, the brother of Mary, my grandmother. Though we didn’t get to spend much time with him, I felt as though I knew him well from all of the wonderful family stories I’ve heard throughout the years. He will be missed. -Stephanie

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