Samuel "Sam" T. Cacioppo, 64, of Overland Park, KS, passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2014.
He was born on October 27, 1949, in Kansas City, MO, to Nancy (George) and Sam Cacioppo.
Sam graduated from Shawnee Mission High School; he continued his education at Kansas University where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree. He then went on to Wichita State University where he received his Master's degree.
Sam served in the United States Navy for 4 years, and did a tour of Vietnam in 1969.
In 1982 he met Beverly Rea, they made their home in Overland Park.
Sam worked at Ameristar Casino as a card dealer for 16 years before retiring. He also had a long career in the hospitality industry.
He enjoyed collecting Southwest Indian pottery, fishing and was an avid golfer.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother Michael Cacioppo.
Sam is survived by his wife Beverly Rea of the home; brother Patrick Cacioppo of Overland Park; four step-children Patti McGrannahan of Overland Park, Grant Greenlee of Lee Summit, MO, Greg Greenlee of Boise, ID, Bob Greenlee of Leesburg, VA; twelve step grandchildren; one niece Kimberly Cacioppo of Miami Beach, FL.
Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at D.W. Newcomer's – Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66204. Visitation will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the funeral home.
Family suggests memorials to Grace Hospice, 9233 Ward Pkwy #201, Kansas City, MO 64114 or the Wound Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300. Jacksonville, Florida 32256.