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Salvatore “Sam” Spoto



Salvatore “Sam” Spoto, 85, of Hammonton died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, December 3, 2020.


Sam was born and raised in Hammonton and graduated from Hammonton High School in 1954. He served as a Private E-2 in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1957. Sam was retired after a diverse work history where he worked at Sears Roebuck and Company in Hammonton, owned The Beachcomber Motel in Margate, owned P&S Records and was a crossing guard for the Hammonton Police Department. In his younger years he belonged to the Jaycees. He was a member of the American Legion Post 168 in Hammonton. He enjoyed playing chess with his daughters, going to yard sales and spending time with his family. Sam was never seen at a family function or milestone event in his daughters’ lives without a video camera. He must have recorded over a million miles of video tape. He always tried to make people laugh and would have a smile for everyone he met, he was a real jokester. Through his life, Sam was an avid dancer and as a young man he would enter dance contests on the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, where he won several of them.


He is predeceased by his parents, Vincenzo and Ida Spoto and his sisters, Phyllis Pace and Nancy Migliaccio.


Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Deanna; daughters, Tracy Spoto-Picucci and her husband Thomas, Lisa Spoto-Capaccio and her husband Ralph, and Deanalyn Spoto; and his sister, Josephine DiDomenico. He will surely be missed by those who loved him.


Relatives and friends attended his viewing on Decmeber 8, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Marinella Funeral Home, 102 N Third St. Hammonton, NJ 08037. Services and burial were held privately to the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hammonton Police Department 100 Central Ave. Hammonton, NJ 08037.


Arrangements made by Marinella Funeral Home.