Sebastian "Sam or Poppy" Anthony Valletti's Guestbook

Read below some thoughts about Sam from his family and friends. Due to an abundance of spam, the guestbook has been discontinued.


Date:
09 Dec 2001
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20:58:03
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Sheri, what a beautiful job you did on this Web site. Uncle John, your writing about your Dad is so touching that is brought tears to my eyes. Losing Poppy was such a big loss for our family. I'm just glad for the time that I spent with such a kind, wonderful person. It was nice to visiting the Web site and see pictures of him in the way I remember him - always smiling. We'll miss you Poppy, but we'll always remember you and keep you close in our hearts. XOXO Love, Michele


Date:
10 Dec 2001
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09:22:41
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I feel so blessed to have had Poppy for a Grandfather. I will always remember his smile, his great card playing and all the wonderful traditions he passed down to our family. I am so happy Kyle was able to experience Poppy's special energy. Every time I do the "nice, nice, pat, pat, pat" to Kyle or any other great grandchild that is born into the "Valletti" family in the future we know it will always be Poppy's love and kisses coming through. I will always miss you Poppy, but your gifts of love will always be carried in my heart. Love, Sheri


Date:
10 Dec 2001
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11:53:48
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What a wonderful tribute to one terrific uncle! Uncle Sam's smile and positive energy will always be a big part of my memories of him. May you all find peace and comfort in having been a part of his life and the loving memories which will always be there for you at a moment's thought. Love and God bless you all. Cuzzie Bea


Date:
10 Dec 2001
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13:54:30
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When I became a part of the Valletti "family", Poppy was one of the first to welcome me. He always treated me as a part of the family and he became a "grandfather" to me. I will always fondly remember all of the times that he beat me playing cards, how he could strip an ear of corn like no else, and best of all his good humor. Poppy's devotion to his family and friends is something that we should all learn from and I am a better person for just knowing him and being a part of his "family". Dale


Date:
11 Dec 2001
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14:00:33
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Hello 'Poppy' ! I missed meeting you in this life...someday we will shake hands and laugh. You look like my kind of friend and from the way you raised your son John, I am sure, your character is type I'd relate. My pop, Pete, was a lot like you....self-made, little formal education...but did a ton for his family and made us all proud. Hope you see him up there....I look forward to seeing him again. Best, David


Date:
11 Dec 2001
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22:26:11
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Under the words 'Trustworthy', 'Honest'and 'Kind' in the dictionary, Poppys name should be inserted. His thoughtful, considerate and loving nature will be greatly missed in our home. I couldn't ask for a nicer father-in-law or a better card playing opponent. If they play Pinochle in Heaven, then Poppy's having a ball! I value his memory and treasure the legacy of kindness he left in the hearts of his family. He dearly loved us all and I'm sure he would want us to pass that love on to our children and future generations in his name. And Poppy, I will. Love You Always, Ginny


Date:
12 Dec 2001
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09:49:53
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Thank you for sharing your dad with me. My father is about the same age and has some of the same attitudes about life. Mariann


Date:
17 Dec 2001
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17:42:10
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This is a very nicely done and moving tribute to Poppy. Aunt Linda


Date:
17 Dec 2001
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17:42:11
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This is a very nicely done and moving tribute to Poppy. Aunt Linda


Date:
19 Dec 2001
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23:48:49
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Sheri, You did a great job on this site. I can't add much more then Uncle John said about our Dad and Poppy. We always took it for granted he would be there when we called or came to visit. Now that he is gone I know that I will miss him always. He was kind of heart and was never judgemental. I never realized how much he gave of himself with his kindness and understanding. And know matter how old we were, it was always how are you KID'S doing. Well Dad Your Kids are going to do OK, Thanks to the love and values you gave to us and which we passed down to our children and grandchildren. My Dad was a man that you could look up to, and I was proud to say he was my "Dad". I Love you Dad and miss You. Your Loving Son Sam


Date:
19 Dec 2001
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23:53:47
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Sheri, You did a great job on this site. I can't add much more then Uncle John said about our Dad and Poppy. We always took it for granted he would be there when we called or came to visit. Now that he is gone I know that I will miss him always. He was kind of heart and was never judgemental. I never realized how much he gave of himself with his kindness and understanding. And know matter how old we were, it was always how are you KID'S doing. Well Dad Your Kids are going to do OK, Thanks to the love and values you gave to us and which we passed down to our children and grandchildren. My Dad was a man that you could look up to, and I was proud to say he was my "Dad". I Love you Dad and miss You. Your Loving Son Sam


Date:
08 Apr 2002
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14:52:35
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What a wonderful tribute! I believe you caught the essence of a worthy man and the love you had for him. Anyone who can leave such a legacy truly knew the meaning of life.


Date:
09 Jul 2002
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19:17:49
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Poppy, we did not know you personally, but are good friends of Sam & Ginny. If you were anything like your son, Sam, and sounds like you were, we would love you just as we love your son. Thank you for your son, Sam as he is a cherished friend and a man of honor. Ted & Sue Smith


Date:
06 Dec 2002
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19:41:34
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I feel the same way as you do about my dad he passed away-22 years ago on dec.24,1980 i was 6 years old. i know have tow kids he' 1st grand-kids my heart goes out to you all my god bless us all. betty cogan


Date:
07 Jan 2003
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21:37:03
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Sam,Ginny,Sheri,Kyle and all who put this site together. This is beautiful. I remember "Poppy" and as you wrote at the very end, no one can steal your memories, Thank the Lord. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. I am so blessed with the treasures I hold. Keep up the good work. Love, Bonnie


Date:
12 May 2004
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20:30:31
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Dear Cousins, This web site was sent to me by my sister Peggy. My name is Jo-Ann.I am your aunt Marys younger daughter. I rmemeber meeting your Dad. He reminded me of my Papa(grandpa). I remember he had a great sense of humor. I also remeber your Mom well too.The last time we all got together was many years ago at Marinos.This site is a fitting tribute to a wonderful man. You can contact me at Tajo6@optonline.net. I look forward to hearing from you. Love your cousin, Jo-Ann


Date:
14 May 2004
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06:52:33
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I can remenber "Sammy" vividly. I grew up with him. Of course he was older than I but he was,even as a teen, a kind happy loving person. My grand parents called him Sammy as did every one else but to me he was Uncle Sammy.(Sounds funny today) My earliest recollection is of him as a high school student. he built himself a desk so he could do his home work. It had a drop front in which he kept his things. It fascinated me because ther was a small padlock he installed and used all the time. I wanted desperately to find out what was locked behind that lid. What a dissapointment when it turned out to be homework and other school related items...Being only a child myself I was thinking of things I was not allowed to have such as a pocket kinfe or a comic book. When the war started and he went away I was very proud of him. Grandma put a little flag with a blue star in the front window to indicate to the world this family had a serving son. Two stars meant two in the was but the gold starred flag meant killed in the war. Everyone lived in dread of such news. One time uncle Sam called home. I remember becauce we all had to go to the corner grocer to talk to him...there was no phone in the house and every one used this public phone because the grocer would send someone over to the house to tell them there was a call for them...Uncle wrote letters to me from Germany and France and we all wrote to him especially his sister Ann. I collected stamps then and I was thrilled to receve envelopes stuffed with Nazi swasticas and Hitler profiles Uncle Sam used to rip them off enevlopes and send them to me. Even with death and war all about him he was thinking of me... I can not forget him...Reno Turtur


Date:
18 May 2004
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15:31:29
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I was sent this lovely memory by my cousin Angela(Deonisio)Arone. She stumbled on this site while surfing the net. I am Peggy(Abdo) Genalo. Both our mothers were Sam's sisters. Mine was Mary just two years older then Sam, and Ang's is Rose, who is the next oldest. Whenever I see his photo's or see him in person, I think of our Papa, for his only son looked like him, and had his disposition. We lived far from each other, but whenever we did have the occasion to see one another, I knew I was with someone very special. Our family has always been very close, those of us that grew up in N.Y. spent many a happy occasion together. The cousins still have family gatherings. Uncle Sam and Aunt Millie were seperated from all of us many years ago, but I tried to keep in touch with them. It cannot be easy to loose both your parents in the same year, and I know how very much you loved them. They are in my thoughts and prayers. I have forwarded this site to the older cousins that will remember both of them. Please try and keep in touch. Joe and I recently moved to Flordia, and live in New Port Richey. Our love goes out to all of you.May they rest in peace...Love, Peggy and Joe Genalo


Date:
18 Dec 2004
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06:20:57
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