Sam died on Nov. 22, 2001, after a long battle with cancer. He was 74. Sam prepared for Princeton at Baltimore City College. He majored in history, was a member of Dial Lodge, and was honorable mention all-America on the 1950 lacrosse team. He served in the Navy in 1945‚€“46.
After graduation Sam went to the U. of Maryland Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1954. He spent his entire working career with the same law firm, now known as Hill, Foley, Stone & Miles. Sam was an avid fan of Princeton lacrosse, and he and Betty loved to attend reunions with a large contingent of their children and grandchildren. Each year that Princeton won the NCAA title the team would cheer Sam and allow him to hold the trophy when our class passed by in the P-rade.
In addition to Betty, Sam is survived by a son, Samuel D. Jr., three daughters, Holly Willse, Polly McGlone, and Heidi Strassner, and 12 grandchildren. The class shares their deep sorrow over the loss of this kind, active, courageous, and committed man.
The Class of 1949