Samuel J. "Sam" Mantel, Jr.
(WWII and Korea)
92, passed away in his sleep at home with his four children by his side Friday, April 11, 2014 in Wyoming, OH. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy "Dotti" (Friedland) Mantel, devoted father of Mike (Sue) Mantel, Sam Mantel III, Maggie Sutton & Betsy (Marc) Pritchard, loving grandfather of Natalie Pritchard, Rachel Mantel, Rivkah Mantel, Tyler Mantel, Kyle Sutton, Alison Pritchard, Ryan Mantel, Alexandra Sutton, Geagy Pritchard & Preston Mantel, dear brother of Thomas D. (Flo Mary) Mantel, uncle of Wendy Garbowit & Emily Mantel; brother-in-law Richard Friedland, beloved friend of Patty Payne. Sam was a most loving father, husband, grandfather, uncle, colleague, and friend. Sam dedicated his life to both family and education. Following an illustrious military service as a decorated US Navy and Marine Corps fighter pilot culminating in the rank of Major, Sam earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University and began a 40 year career in education and consulting. Sam was an accomplished author and professor at Georgia Tech University, Kent State University, Case Western Reserve University, and University of Cincinnati. Sam truly touched thousands of lives. Private graveside services held in Indianapolis, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Rd., Cinti, OH 45242. Weilfuneralhome.com