Sam G. Farzo

Sam G. Farzo

January 20, 1954 - November 09, 2022

Sam G. Farzo

January 20, 1954 - November 09, 2022


Sam G. Farzo, of Calcutta, OH, formerly of New Brighton, passed away in Heritage Valley-Beaver on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 after a long struggle with multiple health issues.

Born January 20, 1954 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Samuel G. Sr. and Rose (Capo) Farzo.  Sam met the love of his life, Karen, in 1993 and they married in 1999.  They then went on to create many cherished memories for the next 29 years.

Sam surrendered his life to Christ in 1994. It was by growing faith and trust in the Lord Jesus that gave both Sam and Karen the strength and bravery to meet life’s challenges.

Sam attended Pathway Church, where up until his illness no longer enabled him to, he volunteered for the AWANA Children’s Ministry, and was a member of the PrimeTimers Group as well as the Faith Builders Bible Study.

Sam was a former owner of an automobile sales business, then went on to work for McElwain Motor Car Company for 22 years.

Sam enjoyed many things.  He was an avid motorcycle rider. He loved taking Karen for rides on his Harley.  He also loved taking cruises, visiting many far away places including the Caribbean, Hawaii and Alaska.  His favorite things to do on the ship were to sing karaoke and eat!  The highlight of this past summer for Sam was attending weekly car cruises, where he was reunited with old friends, while at the same time meeting and making many new friends.

He is survived by his loving wife, Karen (Pander) Farzo; his son Matt Brenner and daughter-in-law Sabrina, his daughter Corrie Brenner and son-in-law Gary Klobchar, his son Anthony and his two daughters, Gianna and Natalie, and his daughter Dawn; his grandchildren Gary Michael and Alex Klobchar and Noah Brenner; his sister Sandra, her husband, Philip “Skip” Dinello ,their children Jolie and Steve and their families;  his brother-in-law Larry Pander, his wife, Laurie, and their children, Shawn, Ryan, and Brandon and their families; his mother-in-law, Catherine Pander; also several cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Jean Farzo; and his father-in-law, Milton “Pete” Pander.

Sam will lie in state where friends will be received on Thursday, November 17th in Pathway Church- 239 Braun Rd., Beaver Falls, PA 15010 from 9:30am until the time of service at 11am.  Pastor John Westurn will officiate.

Private interment will take place in Locust Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sam’s name to Pathway Church. Sam and Karen were passionate about helping others- especially the elderly and disabled.   To honor Sam’s name, Karen asks that you reach out to an elderly or disabled person.  You too will find the joy that comes from even one small act of kindness.

Karen would like to thank everyone for all of the love and support that Sam received during his illnesses.  A special thanks to Dr. Morris and Beth Book, Patti and Roger Pattison, Bob and Nanci Rhodes, their Pathway family and the surrounding community for all of the cards, phone calls, and prayers.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

Arrangements were handled by Gabauer Funeral Home-1133 Penn Avenue, PA 15066.

Lying In State

  • Date & Time: November 17, 2022 (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Pathway Church
  • Location: 239 Braun Road Beaver Falls, PA 15010 - (Get Directions)

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: November 17, 2022 (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
  • Venue: Pathway Church
  • Location: 239 Braun Road Beaver Falls, PA 15010 - (Get Directions)

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5 responses to Sam G. Farzo

  1. Bryan Downs says:

    Karen, I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Sam at Legend an have known since I was a kid. I will always remember his kindness to me along with his many high school football stories. He will be truly missed.

    Bryan and Tracey Downs

  2. Shawn Pander says:

    Uncle Sam will be sorely missed by all who where blessed to know him. No matter what he was going through, he would always greet you with a smile. Uncle Sam and I enjoyed many meals together, including some very ridiculously mouth burning hot wings, and that is one day I will never forget. You are already missed, I wish we could have shared one more dinner and conversation together.

    Praying for you Aunt Karen!

  3. Dear Karen and Family,
    Bob and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to you and yours for the passing of Sam. We know recent years have been challenging but he is certainly in a better place where pain and disability are not.
    We are in FL so cannot express our condolences in person but know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    I have many memories of when Sam was born and then growing up just two doors down from my family. The Capos had four houses in the same block and the kids all played together and gathered at Grandma’s on Sundays. Sammy was the youngest and probably got teased a lot but he took it all in stride. Those memories are precious to me.
    May you find peace and comfort in your memories.

  4. Sam Ferrante says:

    Karen And Family
    It is with much sadness to see of Sammy’s passing. I had the pleasure of reuniting with my car buddy from years past this summer. I shall never forget the many episodes of laughter that we shared.

  5. Carol and I send our condolences at Sam’s passing. We know Sam has received his complete healing as he has seen the face of Jesus. Our prayers are with Karen that our blessed Lord will give her comfort and care at this time.

    Love in Christ, Dr. William H. Silver

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