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Sam Scolapio, Jr.

February 22, 1932 - January 31, 2024

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date February 10, 2024

Family and friends will be received at Amos-Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort, WV on Friday, February 9, 2024 from 2:00-8:00 PM with a Vigil Prayer service from 7:30-8:00 PM to conclude visitation. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 10, 2024 with Father Casey Mahone as celebrant. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Clarksburg, WV.

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Sam Scolapio, Jr., age 91, passed away peacefully at his residence on January 31, 2024, surrounded by his family.

Sam was born on February 22, 1932, in Clarksburg, West Virginia, the son of the late Maria and Salvatore Scolapio. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Juliana Kopp Scolapio, and their three children, Julie Ann Martin and husband Ted Martin, Dr. James Scolapio and wife Elizabeth Scolapio, and Gregory Scolapio and wife AnnaBelle Scolapio, as well as six grandchildren, Jordan Martin Blatt and husband Jeremy Blatt, Charles Tyler Martin, Anthony James Scolapio, Julia Elizabeth Scolapio, Ava Grace Scolapio, Samuel Alan Scolapio, and great-grandsons, Bennett Martin Blatt and Thomas Charles Blatt.

Sam was also preceded in death by his brothers, Emilio “Miller” Scolapio and Jerry Anthony Scolapio.

Sam was a 1949 graduate of Victory High School. He attended Salem College on golf and football scholarships, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. After serving in the United States Army, Sam earned a Master of Arts degree in Education, as well as a Permanent Professional Administrative Certificate from West Virginia University.

Sam worked in the field of education for 32 years. In 1957, he began his career at Lost Creek High School, then continued to Notre Dame High School, where he worked for twelve years as a teacher, coach, athletic director, and guidance counselor. He later served on the Notre Dame High School Board. Sam returned to the Harrison County School System, where he began his career as a principal at Lumberport High School. In 1972, he accepted the position of principal at Washington-Irving High School, where he remained until his retirement in 1989. Sam was a tough but fair leader, remembered by many for his love and care for all his students and their families. He believed that the greatest reward for any teacher was being a positive influence and seeing his students succeed in all aspects of life.

Sam was a member of the Harrison County Principals Association, the West Virginia Secondary School Principals Commission, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the West Virginia State Department of Education. He served on the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission as President, a Board of Appeals member, and on the Board of Trustees.

Sam grew up working at Sunny Croft Country Club as a golf caddie with many of his childhood friends. He later served as Vice President and on the Board of Directors of Sunny Croft Country Club. Sam was blessed to be able to build his home next to the golf course he loved so much. He raised his children there and shared his love for his home with his grandchildren.

Sam was an active member of Immaculate Conception Parish, where he previously served as Parish President for one year, a Parish council member, and Eucharistic minister.

His family would like to thank the staff at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, and his caregivers from Community Care and Amedisys Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the West Virginia, Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center 1915 HOSPICE FUND. https://ppd-cdcep-volunteernow.dynamics365portals.us/donate_online/

Family and friends will be received at Amos-Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort, WV on Friday, February 9, 2024 from 2:00-8:00 PM with a Vigil Prayer service from 7:30-8:00 PM to conclude visitation.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 10, 2024 with Father Casey Mahone as celebrant.

Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Clarksburg, WV.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.amoscarvelli.com. A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

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