Pate, Samuel Mack Native Dallasite and former radio newsman, died August 3, 2009. Most known for his coverage of the Kennedy assassination and will be forever known as the man that reported, "Something has happened in the Motorcade". Sam attended Forest Avenue High School and Crozier Tech. Sam worked on the Santa Fé Railroad prior to his career in radio news. He reported for KBOX, KLIF, and later became news director at KVIL. After leaving radio, he spent his later years as an entrepreneur. He is survived by his wife Janet Ryan Butler Pate, daughter Debra and her husband Terry Mayo and Rosalyn Kay, her husband Julian Costanzo; his seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his sisters Evenly Allan, Joan, her husband Bill Day, and Sister inlaw Patricia Ryan. Services will be held at 2 pm, Thursday, August 6, 2009, at Charles W. Smith & Son, 601 South Tennesee St. McKinney, Tx 75069. 972 562 7788.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Aug. 5, 2009