PRICETON, MI – Samuel Mario Dozzi, 72, of Princeton, entered eternal life Tuesday evening, May 4, 2021, at Beaumont Hospital, in Troy, Michigan.
Sam was born February 21, 1949, in Ishpeming, to Felix and Laura (Capovilla) Dozzi and graduated from Gwinn High School, Class of 1968. He then earned two bachelor’s degrees from Michigan State University where he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma; one in Social Studies and History and the other in Industrial Arts Education. He taught various courses in high school in Otsego before moving back to Gwinn.
Sam owned and operated Gwinn Mini Storage and co-owned and operated Video World in Gwinn. He was very talented with hands-on work in mechanics, building, woodworking and art working. He took graphic art design classes at Northern Michigan University and won awards at the national level for his screen-print work, some of which was done on his homemade paper. Sam was a voracious reader, enjoying history books from various eras, most recently about WWII in the Pacific where his Father served in the United States Army. Sam loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, picking mushrooms and dandelions, and was an avid gardener with his Mother.
Surviving are his sister, Mary (Dan) Finkelstein of Troy; and two nephews: Felix (Beth) and Robert Dozzi.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ruggero.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, May 12th, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Gwinn, with Rev. Allen Mott officiating. Burial will be in the Negaunee Cemetery. Visitation will be held in the Baraga Room from 10:00 am until the time of Mass at 12:00 noon on Wednesday. Pallbearers will be Jim Walimaki, Fritz Johnson, Mike Miljour and Geno Suardini. In accordance with COVID precautions, please wear a face mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Sam’s memorial page may be viewed at koskeyfuneralhome.com.