Lawrence Samuels

Born: Thu., Oct. 3, 1929
Died: Fri., May 31, 2013


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 04, 2013
Location: All Faiths Chapel

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Wed., Jun. 05, 2013
Location: All Faiths Chapel

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   Mr. Lawrence  Samuels, 83, of the Illinois Veteran's Home, Quincy, formerly of Chicago, Illinois, died at 1:41 a.m. Friday (May 31, 2013) in Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

   Born October 3, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, Lawrence was the son of  Allen and Elizabeth Benford Samuels.

   Mr. Samuels served his country in the U. S. Army from 1948 until 1958, seeing action during the Korean War. Following his discharge from active duty, Mr. Samuels served for many years in the Army Reserve.

   Mr. Samuels was employed as a switchboard operator for the U. S. Department of Defense in Chicago for many years until his retirement.

   Survivors include a son, Lawrence Samuels Jr. of Dolton, IL; a daughter, Pamela Samuels of Ruston, LA; two grandsons, Vaughnn Samuels (Ebonie) of Dolton, IL and Ramone Samuels of Lansing, IL; three great grandchildren, Dazjah Samuels, Savion Samuels and Vaughnn Samuels Jr.;  and many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

   Mr. Samuels was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Melvin A. Samuels.

   Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00 in the All Faiths Chapel at the Illinois Veteran's Home by the Rev. John Adams.  Burial with Military Honors will be in Sunset Cemetery at the Veteran's Home.

   Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 at the All Faiths Chapel at the Illinois Veteran's Home.

   The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   Memorials may be made to the Illinois Veteran's Home Activity Fund.

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Sue douglas
   Posted Mon June 03, 2013
Dear Pam , your dad spoke of you and your brother often when I was his care taker. He loved his children and was proud to have raise you both. It good to have such love from a father and what a father you had!
May you find comfort with and from prayers and God's help.
It was was a pleasure to care for your father. That was my blessing! Thank you!

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