Samuel A. Preteroti

1940 - 2021

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Samuel A. Preteroti, age 80, of Findlay, died at 9:14am on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Fostoria. He was born on June 20, 1940, in Kittanning, Pennsylvania to the late Pete and Constance (Damore) Preteroti. He married Brenda Sue Bates on May 14, 1975 and she preceded him in death on May 11, 2018. He is survived by his children: Timothy Preteroti of Findlay, Brenda Preteroti of Beaver Creek, Ohio, Elisa P. Preteroti of Findlay, Tina Suydam of Findlay, Rose Preteroti of Findlay, Christina (Jesse) Payton of Findlay and Ashley Preteroti of Findlay; sisters: Rose May of Findlay and Josephine (Oliver) Schaub of Butler, Pa.; 9 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Pete and Richard Preteroti. He retired after 40 years of service at Hancor in Findlay. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and Pittsburgh Steeler fan. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from noon until 2:00pm at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay. Graveside services will be held at 2:30pm on Tuesday at Arlington Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family and condolences are welcomed at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Tuesday, January 12th 2021 12:00 to 2:00 PM

  • Graveside Service:

    Tuesday, January 12th 2021 - 2:30 PM

  • Service Location:

    Arlington Cemetery [Map]
    Madison Township
    Arlington, Ohio

  • Final Resting Place:

    Arlington Cemetery [Map]
    18470 Twp Rd 71
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

  • Contributions:

    To the family


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To : To the Preteroti family
Date :Sunday, January 10th 2021
From : Kurt Witter
So sorry for your loss I called him Sammy was a good guy I worked at Hancor with him for 30 years he always had a funny story to tell we had a lot of laughs sense I retired only saw him at Walmart and we would have a story Time.Sure will miss him.

To : Family of Samuel A Preteroti
Date :Sunday, January 10th 2021
From : Josephine Preteroti Schaub and Family
May God comfort you during this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

To : Elisa
Date :Monday, January 11th 2021
From : Karen Fitzpatrick and Janice
Peace and comfort to you.

To : Preteroti Family
Date :Monday, January 11th 2021
From : Dave Pauline
Sorry for your loss.. Sam worked with my Dad . at hancor and was very good friends with his family along with Rich his brother. I am praying for your entire family during this time. Heaven is getting richer everyday with all the saints that are going home. Can't wait to talk about fishing with Sam again some day in eternity.. Dave Pauline

To : ashley and all Sams family
Date :Tuesday, January 12th 2021
From : doris altman
I am so sorry for your loss Ray and I loved spending time with Brenda Sam And Ashley and helping all we could! I took them many trips to Toledo Drs and local Dr and hospitals After Ray passed away Sam and I still had good visits! I will miss him! good knowing hes at peace now