We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Holloway Williams Funeral Home
Sam J. Fuda of Niles, 73, passed away suddenly on Thursday, August 11, 2022 with his family at his side at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.
He was born November 29, 1948 in Niles, the son of Louise and Patsy Fuda.
Sam went to school at Mt. Carmel School, Washington Elementary School and Niles McKinley High School, Class of 1966.
In high school, Sam was an avid football player. After graduating high school, he attended Youngstown State University on a full scholarship to play football. Fun fact, Sam had a strong resemblance to Franco Harris and was asked time and again for his autograph. After college Sam accepted a job at Republic Steel as a crane operator where he worked for almost 40 years.
Sam’s love for playing sports competitively ranged from baseball, football, weightlifting and softball. Even through the years, Sam continued playing softball with his buddies and weightlifting. He enjoyed many days and nights watching sports, classic TV shows and movies. He loved going on casino trips and playing cards with his buddies. He also very much enjoyed hanging around the pool with his close friends.
Sam will be remembered as a person who enjoyed the company of others. A cold beer, a simple conversation and being in the sun filled his heart.
Sam is survived by his two children, son Ryan (Nikki) Fuda of Youngstown; his daughter Dr. Jessica Fuda (Tae) Daddio of Erie, Pennsylvania; four brothers, Dominic (Sue) Fuda; Tindoro (Marie) Fuda, Frank (Darlene) Fuda and John Fuda, all of Niles; his granddaughter Lucia Fuda and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at Holloway-Williams Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 611 Robbins Ave, Niles, Ohio. 330-652-2422. Family and friends may call from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, 2022. Services will be held after calling hours.
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