I recall first seeing Sam on his TV commercial - it must have been the late 70's. I bought a blue Plymouth Arrow and had white stripes added down the sides of the car and had it serviced at his dealership.
When Sam had an office in the Plaza 600 Building in Mike Porosky's Professional Consultants office suites, I typed for him occasionally. Stan Gillman and Geri Miller were in the office suites as were Larry Phillips and, I think, Elgin Pritchard.
Sam had manners, and a really good speaking voice. He complimented me on my office chair from ScanDesign and on a 3/4-length beige coat with gray felt collar and cuffs. That coat style later showed up in a window at Frederick & Nelsons commemorating their clothing lines.
Sam had a freedom to tell you what he thought. When I sported a buzz-cut hairstyle Sam wasn't taken aback. He said something humorous, referring to his wife, that my hairstyle didn't take a lot of time. So I knew he had married a girl who valued her appearance.
People like Sam are the reason I like being a part of the business community. The business community doesn't have the snarkiness of many other professions. Thanks Sam, for being there. "And get some rest."
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I remember Sam as a disciplined man who chose his words carefully. I was lucky enough to be apart of Chinom. I see how his nurturing made it what it is today. And a toast to Joan for her and Sam's kids who are great people. I love them. Chip Kennaugh
I still remember my grandparents talking about all the fun they had with your folks. It's so hard losing your parents. I wish you all the best during this truly difficult time.
Glad I got to know him working with you Blair. Wonderful Man with a great life. Hope you get thru this tough time as best as possible.