With heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Samuel J. Giuliano '50, a steadfast son and friend of Seton Hall University.
Sam, who died Thursday, July 26, was the retired president and chief executive officer of USLIFE Title Insurance Co. He graduated from Seton Hall with a bachelor of science in business and received an MBA from New York University in 1954.
A resident of South Orange (within walking distance from our campus), Sam Giuliano served the University in many capacities over the years, including the University Advisory Council, the Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology's Board of Overseers, the Stillman School of Business Advisory Board and the President's Advisory Council. In 1970, he was named Distinguished Alumnus of the School of Business and, in 2010, he received the inaugural Stillman Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sam was a welcome fixture on campus and enjoyed working out in the recreation center, attending cultural and spiritual events, and visiting with students, faculty, priests and scores of friends.He rarely missed a Pirates men's basketball game, and he was the first distinguished alumnus to conduct the countdown for the tree lighting ceremony at Christmas at the Hall in 2010.
He and his late wife, Rosetta, were the parents of four devoted daughters, Alice Giuliano, Nancy Durando, Janice Giuliano and the late Elizabeth Magnes.The Elizabeth Ann GiulianoMagnes Memorial Scholarship in the College of Education was established by Sam and Rosetta for Elizabeth, a member of the Class of 1975, who died in 1985.
Sam remained a constant and generous benefactor of the University and was a member of the Hazard Zet Forward Society and Pirate Blue, exemplifying the ideals of stewardship and servant leadership in all he did as a Setonian. In the South Orange community and the parish of Our Lady of Sorrows, Sam was a pillar of faith and service, serving as a member of the board of the South Orange Performing Arts Centerand a trustee of his parish. He was often recognized with awards, including the Jubilee Medal Pro Meritis of the Archdiocese of Newark, but at least as often, he turned down awards or recognition of any kind.
"Sam was a model Catholic layman," said President A. Gabriel Esteban. "He loved Seton Hall, and his constant presence and wise counsel will truly be missed by the University community as well as by his loving family and many, many friends. Our prayers and condolences go out to his family at this sorrowful time.
Preston Funeral Home
153 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
Monday, July 30 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Our Lady of Sorrows
217 Prospect Street
South Orange, NJ 07079
Tuesday, July 31 at 10:30 a.m.
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
225 Ridgedale Avenue
East Hanover, NJ 07936
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