Samuel Joseph McAuliffe, 71, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away on September 17, 2017.
Sam is survived by his wife, Susan; two sons, Christopher and David; five grandchildren; and his sister, Mary.
Sam was born and spent most of his days in and around Kansas City. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he spent his career in aircraft maintenance with TWA and later retired from American Airlines with 45 years of service. Never content with idle time, he always had a side business of one type or another and always involved family and friends. He instilled his curiosity and knowledge of how things work into his sons from an early age and they have taken this and built careers of their own upon it. Sam will be remembered for his kind heart and generosity, his industrious spirit, and his passion for vintage cars and trucks.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1503 Tracy, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the church.
Our Sincere Condolences
Susan, I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you.
John A. Hill
Susan, sorry to hear about Sam. Keeping all in our prayers.
Susan, our love and prayers are with you always.
Frank and Sharon Canino
We were so sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. He was one of the nicest people we have ever known … always helpful and so kind. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ed and Judy Heidbrink
To the Family of Sam,
I am so sad to hear of Sam’s passing. I have fond memories of Sam and Susan during breaks and work times at TWA/American Airlines. Sam was a really good person and I know he will be sorely missed hereafter.
God Bless You All!
I am so sad and sorry.
Sorry to hear about Sam. Our prayers are with you.
A Ray & Juanita Miller
My sincerest condolences to you and your families. Sam was a true gentleman and I enjoyed working with both of you.
Susan, so sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. I worked with Sam starting in 1966 and also on many projects at our homes, what a great friend.
Rick & Kerry Dixon
We are sorry to hear about Sam’s passing and our prayers and love are with you.
Jack and Grace Bosic
It was a joy working with SAM for many years on the ramp and Fleet Service a truly nice person a business man and good hard worker.
Sorry for your loss. Sam was such a great person.
John and Debbie Stratton
Susan, so sorry to hear of your loss. Sam was a great guy. Our prayers are with you.