Sam Ferracane, Jr. of Denton, MD, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2023 as the result of an automobile accident. He was 53 years old.
Born in Akron, OH, Mr. Ferracane was the son of the late Bonita Ann Williams. He was a graduate of East High School in Akron and had attended Akron University. He had served in the Ohio National Guard in Cleveland as an engineer.
Mr. Ferracane had been a Police Officer for 32 years, starting as a Corrections Officer in Akron and then serving as a Sgt in the Summit Co., OH Sheriff’s Dept. He went on to the Uniontown, OH Police Department before going to the Annapolis, MD Police Dept. in 2013. Two years ago, he went to the Federalsburg, MD Police Dept. before joining the Centreville, MD Police Dept. this past year.
Mr. Ferracane liked working out and loved riding his Harley Davison Motorcycle. In Ohio, he and his wife had belonged to the law enforcement motorcycle group, Law Dogs. In addition, he was a Civil War history buff and was a member of the FOP. He and his wife, Jen, were excited about the future adoption of two children, Charlotte and Gia Ancona.
Mr. Ferracane is survived by his wife, Jennifer Ferracane of Denton; two children: Samuel Ferracane (Megan Stritch) of Tallmadge, OH and Elisabeth Ferracane of High Springs, FL; a grandson, Damien Geiger; his Father-in-Law and Mother-in-Law, Jim Lazio (Joan); his brother-in-law, James Lazio (Leslie); his nephews, Vito and Joseph Lazio (Stephanie); and his nieces, Madeline and Amelia; an uncle and aunt, Gailon and Debbie Williams and their two daughters, Kerrie Richie (Jeremy) and Kellie Movsesian, all of Akron, OH. He was preceded in death by a brother, Victor Ferracane.
A memorial service will be celebrated at 12 Noon on Saturday, May 27th, at the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church on Fifth Ave. in Denton where friends may visit with the family from 9 until 12 before the service. The interment will be private.
If friends wish to send memorial donations in memory of Sam, the family suggests sending them to the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund, 444 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 (nleomf.org/donate). Please include Officer Ferracane’s name when making a memorial donation.
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