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On May 11, 2014, due to heart failure. Born to Samuel W. and Margaret "Peg" (Thumm) Pringle on October 14, 1930, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Grew up in Mt. Lebanon and lived in O'Hara Township. Current residence Lansdowne, VA. Married Barbara B. Pringle on April 21, 1979. They were married for 35 years. He was a devoted member of the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, where he served as Head Usher and member of many church committees for many years. Former member of St. Clair Country Club and Longue Vue Club, and the Masonic Lodge of Dormont. Sam was an avid golfer who enjoyed playing bridge, singing in the choir, and exercising. He attended Mt. Lebanon public schools. Graduated from the Mercersburg Academy preparatory school in 1948,and from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs where he was a member of the Terrace Club, glee club, and sang in the church choir. Sam prepared a thesis on "Wage Stabilization in the Battle Against Inflation" and graduated with honors with the Class of 1952. He earned his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1955. He served as assistant to Federal Judge Joseph P. Wilson from 1955 until 1957. Sam worked for his father's law firm from 1957 to 1960. He then joined US Steel's law department as an attorney in in the real property division, enjoying a nearly 40-year career with U.S. Steel, retiring in 1997. After retiring from US Steel, Sam worked as a real estate attorney for Sprint Communications, Inc., from 1998 until 2005. He was a member of the American Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association. Survived by wife, Barbara B. Pringle; four children, Marybeth Edgar and her husband, Lee of Falls Church City, VA, S. Wilson Pringle III and his wife, Meredith of Summit, NJ, Robert E. Walley IV. and his wife, Cindy of Huntersville, NC, and Philip P. Pringle of Greenville, SC; nine grandchildren, Caroline Jarrard, Grant Edgar, Sophie Edgar, Will Pringle, Sloane Pringle, Alexis Walley, Morgan Walley, Robert Walley V, and Alex Pringle. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Pringle's name can be sent to Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA. 15238. Arrangements are being handled by SLACK FUNERAL HOME, (www.slackfuneralhome. com) 3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, MD, 21043, 410-465-4400. Private Funeral Services will be held in Doylestown, PA at Doylestown Presbyterian Church. Interment in the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on May 14, 2014
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