Wayne County over a long career, died Saturday at the age of 80.
Mr. Scappaticci, who lived in Plymouth Township, founded what is now known as S&S Services Management Co., which owns and manages apartment, office and retail properties.
“This is the vision of the American Dream,” said a daughter, Diana Scappaticci. “He came here at 16 with $300 in his pocket.”
It was 1951, according to a company history on the S&S website, and young Marcello arrived with the money his mother had borrowed. He started out in Detroit in the cement business, family members said, and moved on to building garages and home additions, and then to larger projects, such as the Carriage House Apartments, the Atrium office building, and Suburban Cadillac of Plymouth (formerly Don Massey Cadillac).
Early on, Mr. Scappaticci was able to bring over family members from Italy, including a brother, Silvio, who joined his business.
Diana Scappaticci said her father “knew everybody” and treated everyone with respect, from public officials to the clerk at the building department. He was community minded, she said, and saw himself as playing a role in improving the community.
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