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“I remember the year 1955 when many Greeks immigrated to America, specifically to Fort Wayne. One of the families were the Filippous and ours, the...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Arthur Anagnostu - Rutherfordton, NC

“Dear Ursula, Kids and Filippou Family,I was so saddened to hear from Argy P.-when we visited him in Boston,(just returned) that Sam has passed away....Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Mary McMillen - Yulee, FL

“JoAnn and family: I was so saddened to read that your dad/husband died. I was on vacation and just got back. So many memories of The Rib Room and...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Taya Riebersal - ft wayne, IN

“Jack and Mary send sympathy to your family. We have enjoyed family get together s at your house. We are so sorry for your loss.Love, Mary Ann and...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Jack and Mary Ann Hoppe - IN

“May peace fall on the family today as you say goodbye to Sam. My mother worked for him for many years, first at the Phoenician then at the Rib Room....Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Sabine BARRETT - New Haven, IN

“To all of Sam's family we extend our condolences. Sam made Friday nights at the Rib Room like a family event. He will be missed by all who had the...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Doug and Cynthia Fyock - IN

“"Thou hast nor youth nor age, but as it were an after dinner sleep, dreaming of both". "I contemplate where man's glory most begins...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Skevos - friend

“It is with much sadness to hear about Sam. The Rib Room was a place of many memories for our family. We send our condolences to all of you. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Max and Janet Orn - Ft Wayne, IN

“Dear Ursula and loved ones, my deepest sympathies for your loss. Sam was very special to all of the Ledo family and we will all miss his friendship,...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Lourdes Ledo - Fort Wayen, IN

“Sorry for your loss. May you draw close to our loving God by reading his word and find comfort in the hope that he gives us all, of seeing our...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“To Ursula and The Filippou family and friends, my deepest sympathies for your loss. Although I've only known Sam for a few years, he was special to...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Karon Messman - Fort Wayne, IN

“To Ursula and family my sincere sympathy , thoughts and prayers. I will always remember the days when you lived near Ted and I in Chicago. Sam and...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: jeanne christoff - lagrange park, IL

“My dear friend. I shall miss you a lot. I will miss our visits and various subjectswe discussed every time, including solving the worlds problems....Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: George Naselaris - Fort Wayne, IN

Sam Filippou died peacefully July 18, 2017 at Parkview Supportive Care Unit. Born December 14, 1941 in Polipotamos, Florina, Greece, he migrated to America in 1955. He joined the US Army and was a Green Beret, which was one of his proudest accomplishments. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor Degree in Microbiology. He went to work with his father Von at The Rib Room and he was known for cooking "the best filet in town." In 1992 he became an owner and that was his passion until he retired in 2015. Sam was a very hardworking man and his first priority was always his family. When he wasn't at The Rib Room his hobby was computers and everything electronic. He was a good and kind man and who will be missed by many. He is survived by his devoted wife of 47 years, Ursula Filippou; daughters JoAnn (Larry) Slater, Aliki (Beto) Magana, and Christina Filippou all of Fort Wayne. His 2 grandchildren, who were the light of his life, Sophia and Sebastian Magana both of Fort Wayne; loving sisters, Kullie (Chris) Raptis of Northbrook IL, and Tina (Gregory) Doublas of Fort Wayne; 4 nephews, Niko Raptis of Northbrook IL, Chris Raptis of Fort Wayne, Evangelos Doublas of Fort Wayne, and George Doublas of Fort Wayne; and his very dear friends George and Vicky Nasalaris and Pedro and Sharon Ledo as well as many other close friends. He was proceeded in death by his parents Evangelos "Von" and Fani Filippou. We would like to thank everyone from the Parkview Supportive Care Unit for the excellent care they took of Sam. Service is 11:00 am, Monday, July 24, 2017 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 110 E. Wallen Rd., with Entry Prayers at 10:00 am and calling one hour prior to service. Calling also Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd with a Trisagion Prayer Service at 7:30 pm. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Parkview Randallia Supportive Care Unit or Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. To sign the online guest book, go to