John G. Sassi ( 1843-1946) John and Livia Sassi are buried at Laurelwood Cemetery in Rock Hill. The marker, which was designed by Sassi, is an unusual conical piece of granite which may have come from the Stoneboro quarry, in Lancaster County, S.C.. It was evidently prepared a number of years before his death, and states:
“J. G. Sassi and his wife Livia Capponi. Born in the Nineteenth Century. After a long life, died in the Twentieth Century. Love ye one another.”
Sassi’s monument business was sold after his death to a Mr. Gross, who operated it until 1962, when it was sold to the Gaulden family. Gaulden Monuments, Inc. still operates in Rock Hill at 1124 Saluda Street. [Information contributed to R&R by Paul M. Gettys – 2014]
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