Obituary of Samuel Schiano
Samuel Schiano, a longtime resident of Pompton Plains, passed away on September 2, 2018.
He was a man of decency, honor, respect, and dignity. He always put other's needs before his own, perhaps to a fault. He didn't want much in the way of material possessions. He was selfless, kind, and generous.
He was born in Carlstadt, NJ, an only child, the son of Vincent and Antonette Schiano.
After graduating high school, Samuel proudly served as a Seaman First Class in the United States Navy during World War II.
He later worked for Bendix Aviation Corporation for many years as a first class machinist, making one of a kind prototypes for the Space Program, culminating in Apollo II's manned landing on the moon in 1969.
In addition, he worked a second job at home re-upholstering furniture the old fashioned way, with time-consuming eight-way tie coil springs and beautiful material. They were works of art.
He had an excellent voice, and sung in the church choir, and many operas and Gilbert and Sullivan musicals. He also sketched pencil and charcoal drawings and played the violin.
He was a master woodcarver, creating many truly beautiful works of art. That was his passion after retiring and brought him much happiness. He also made and carved ornate gold inlaid signs.
He was an avid Rutgers football fan, his cousin Greg Schiano being the coach for 10 years.
Samuel is survived by his wife of 70 years, Ruby; his son, Ronald Schiano; his daughters, Linda Karpyn and her husband Peter, and Karen Schiano; his former daughter-in-law Patricia Wronn; his grandchildren, Carla Trewitz and her husband Kyle, and Zandessa Green; and his great grandchildren, Oscar Adam Trewitz and Daphne Belle Trewitz. He was predeceased by his grandson, Adam Schiano.
Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Thursday, September 6 at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home in Pompton Plains. A funeral service will be held at 8:30 pm during the visitation. Burial will be held on Friday at 11:30 am at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home at 10:30 am.
In addition, the family welcomes everyone to join them for a repast to continue the celebration of Samuel's life at Biagio's Restaurant, 299 Paramus Road, Paramus NJ, following the committal services at the cemetery on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ASPCA or a local animal shelter.
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