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“I fondly remember him as a teacher with a big, friendly, personality. I have many happy memories of playing in the band under his baton.( 3rd...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: George Sarachan - Delray Beach, FL

“Mr. Bozzella was one of the greatest gifts to the students of Bethlehem Central. I was one of those lucky recipients. From '70 - '74 I played...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Linda Shaw - Port Jefferson, NY

“We enjoyed Sam's music, shared with enthusiasm and joy. You were a wonderfully devoted wife, Bev. God bless. ”
3 of 27 | Posted by: Diane and Greg Stevens - NY

“Sorry to read of Sam's passing. We only knew of him for a short time during his residence at the Eddy, where Bridget, my wife Margaret's mom is a...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Dennis McHugh - Latham, NY

“Dear Bev and family, I'm so sad to hear of Sam's passing. I'm just one of the hundreds who loved band with Mr. Bozella. He was always patient, kind,...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Sam Bozzella was one of my all-time favorite teachers. Because of him, I have always described myself as a "band geek." I have so many fond memories...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Carol Stone Luckenbach - Madison, CT

“I played drums in Sam's bands (concert, dance, marching) throughout high school at BCHS, 1963-67. Thanks to his interest and dedication to us, we...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Charlie Redmond - Tenafly, NJ

Bethlehem Music Educators Party c1975 “To the Bozzella Family,I wanted to send my family's condolences to you on Sam's passing. Sam was a devoted friend and colleague of my father,...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: John Yacobian - New York, NY

“I had the wonderful pleasure of being in Wind Ensemble with Mr Bozzella. A truly kind and inspiring teacher. My sympathies to his family and please...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Donna Ure Dugas - Westford, MA

“most respected teacher. ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Charlie pa.lmer - Delmar, NY

“My heart goes out to the family . I will mis Sam his singing I remember him teaching me the words to one song it will always be in my head . He was a...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Angie Carr - Albany, NY

“A good friend- we shared a lot! ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Ray Sliter - Naples, FL - friend

“So sorry to hear of Mr. Bozzella passing. I am honored to say I was a member of Bozzella's Fella's (Wind Ensemble in the early 80's), jazz ensemble,...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Marc Futia - Bethlehem

“I feel so blessed that I had the opportunity to get to know Samual Bozzella even it was to help him through his struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. He...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Kathleen Levchuk - East Greenbush, NY

“My sincere condolences to the family. I knew Sam working as a "caregiver" with Home Instead in 2014. What a pleasant guy....so interesting. Sam and...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Joe Murnighan - Ravena, NY

“I was one of two fortunate classes to have had Sam Bozzella for band director all through grades 7-12. A man of great personal integrity and highest...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“I found my professional calling from under the nose and baton of "Mr B" - sitting in the front row of flutes to watch his every beat. His wonderful...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Betsy Boynton Killorin - VT

“I graduated from Bethlehem Central in 1965. I have fond memories of Mr. Bozzella as he guided me on the bassoon. He was a wonderful guy. ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: Jean Engel Hecht - Vestal, NY

“I am sad to read of Mr. Bozzella's passing -- and warmed at the recollection of this inspirational man who made a huge contribution to my education...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“1972-75, Band/Wind Ensemble/Dance Band - best times of high school! Mr. Bozzella's sense of humor, patient tolerance of all kinds of teenage BS,and ...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Wendy Moore - Falls Church, VA

“I was a Mr. Bozzella's music student from 1967 to 1971. He encouraged me during those four years when I was, at best, a mediocre trumpet player. I...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Richard Laffin - Saint Paul, MN

“Stage Band/Concert Band/Marching Band class of 1973. I always loved my time in band and our wonderful conductor. He made you work but you loved what...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: John Terko - Milton, VT

“Dear Bev and Greg, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Sam. He is at peace now. I'm sure you have many wonderful memories of Sam that you...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Pat and Dan Hausler (Leary) - NY

“Fond memories of Mr Bozzela as my band teacher in Bethlehem Central School District. ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Lori Augostini - Delmar, NY

“Mr. Bozzella gave completely of himself to his bands and I am proud to have been been a member of his band 1968-1971. He was caring and fun but with...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Scott Gill - Glens Falls, NY

“Bev, My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: Peggy Barkman - Daytona Beach, FL

“I graduated BC with the class of 1968. I played the E flat clarinet in the HS band. I loved band. The music and of course the social side. Mr....Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Linda House Maxwell - Delmar, NY

Samuel passed away in March 2017.

Samuel was a resident of Delmar, New York.

Calling hours for Mr. Bozzella will be held on Thursday March 16 2017 from 4 to 7pm in the Applebee Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday March 17 2017 at 9:30am in the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle 35 Adams Place Delmar.