"Mad Sam" left the world known as a once feared Chicago mobster. On 14 April 1973, at the hands of another, with two shotgun blasts, his life ended. He died violently, as he is noted to have lived and delivered. After the neighbor discovered his body on the garage floor, he lay in a pool of his own blood exposed to onlookers for hours. His death was rumored to have been an inside hit and that very few people were reported to have acknowledged his last funeral rites.
Find-A-Grave. However, the feature – a place to pay last respects – by leaving a message and flowers has been disabled due to misuse. In this forum, it is not my place to level judgment but to share a few historical tidbits that have been tucked away.
At last look on Ebay, his funeral card was a whooping $55.00 ten times the average value. Who would have thought there was a market demand for Mafia related funeral memorabilia? I wonder who purchased this card and why? My thoughts turned to what kind of flowers would I choose and what message I would write?