"Pizza Sam" Ortisi, founder of beloved Alma eatery, dies

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ALMA (WJRT) (12/18/2017) - The founder of Alma's beloved Pizza Sam's restaurant died over the weekend.

Sam Ortisi was remembered as a hardworking man who put everything he could into his restaurant, according a post on the restaurant's Facebook page.

"Loved by many and we will surely miss him," the post says. "He certainly left his mark on this town and made it known who he was."

In honor of Ortisi's death, Pizza Sam's in Alma will be open on a limited schedule this week:

-- 3 to 11 p.m. Tuesday.

-- 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday

-- Closed on Thursday

-- 3 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday

-- 1 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

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