Sam died of natural causes Feb. 13, 2003, in Seaford, Del., where he resided since 1992.
He was born in Chicago, graduated from Culver Military Academy, and then attended Beloit College for one year. At Princeton Sam majored in chemical engineering and was football inspector. After postgraduate work at the Carnegie Institute, he worked for the DuPont Co. from 1940 to 1975, living in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and London, where he became managing director of DuPont (UK). Upon returning to Wilmington, he worked in the elastomers chemical division of DuPont and finished his career as director of its elastomers laboratories.
After retirement he was an advocate for AARP's legislative agenda in the Delaware General Assembly and worked with AARP's income tax preparation assistance program. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Margaret Jane McCorkle; three children, Susan K. Bergman, S. Walker IV, and Sarah J. Fairfield; three younger brothers, Leroy K. '40 *50, John R., and D. Thomas
'57; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild, to all of whom the class extends its condolences.
The Class of 1938