Richard Samek

Richard Samek

1951 - 2017

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Obituary of Richard Samek

Mr. Richard Michael Samek of Matamoras, PA died peacefully at home on Friday, August 25, 2017.  He was 66 years old.

He was born February 22, 1951 in Johnson City, NY the son of the late Francis Samek and the late Leola  Howard Samek.

Richard was an Elementary School Teacher at the A.S.K. Elementary School in Port Jervis for 42 years retiring in 2013

He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Port Jervis.      

A family statement read:  Richard was a thoughtful, hardworking, generous, and loving father.  Richard’s teaching legacy was evident by the many appreciations sent by former students.  God’s Grace was enhanced towards the end of his life, bringing him into more conformity to the image of Jesus Christ.  Through his struggle with ALS, he held fast to the Word of God, particularly the Psalms.  His life is a testimony of God’s grace.

Surviving are:

Wife:                Donna Samek                                                                         Matamoras, PA

Son:                 Mark C. Samek                                                                       New Paltz, NY

Son:                 Jon-Michael Samek                                                                Matamoras, PA

Daughter:        Mary Grace Casabona and her husband Anthony, II            Bel Air, MD

Granddaughter: Natalie Casabona

Sister:              Jacalyn Kresge and her husband Douglas                            Binghamton, NY

Brother-in-law: James Whipperman                                                                Escolante, UT

Also several nieces and nephews

A memorial visitation will be held at Grace Fellowship, 25 Sullivan Ave., Port Jervis on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm followed by a memorial service at 2:00 PM with Pastor Tom Mortenson officiating.

Cremation was at MacLennan Hall Crematorium, Milford, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Fellowship, 25 Sullivan Ave., Port Jervis, NY 12771 or to The ALS Association, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA  50037-0022

Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 845.856.5191  For additional information directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com

 

 

Tuesday
29
August
Visitation
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Grace Fellowship
25 Sullivan Ave.
Port Jervis, New York, United States
Tuesday
29
August
Memorial service
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Grace Fellowship
25 Sullivan Ave.
Port Jervis, New York, United States