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Rev. Samuel L. Vaccarella T.O.R.
October 30, 1944 ~ February 7, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Father Samuel L Vaccarella, 78, a member of the Franciscan
Friars of the Third Order Regular, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
in Altoona, PA.
Born October 30, 1944 in Camden, New Jersey, Fr. Samuel is preceded in death by
his parents Samuel and Ethel (Law). He is survived by his three sisters Jo Ann
(Richard) Gallagher, Nancy (James) Karaskiewicz, and Linda (Edward) Fort;
nephews Brian and Samuel Gallagher, and Edward Fort, and niece Sheri (Thomas)
Tideman; as well as cousins, grand nieces and nephews, and his Franciscan
Friends will be received from 4:00 p.m. until the 7:00 p.m. Vigil Prayer Service on
Friday, February 10, 2023 at Saint Francis Friary at Mount Assisi in Loretto, PA.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at
11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Friary with the Very Rev. Joseph Lehman, T.O.R.,
Minister Provincial as principal celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings for the Friar’s Retirement Fund can be made
payable to: Franciscan Friars TOR, P.O. Box 500, Loretto, PA 15940.
A complete obituary can be found at franciscanstor.org. Condolences can be posted
online at gibbonsfunerals.com. Arrangements are by Gibbons Funeral Home, 301
Church Street, Gallitzin, PA 16641.