Farkas, Samuel M. NISKAYUNA Samuel M. Farkas, age 56, of Niskayuna, passed away unexpectedly on June 12, 2010. Sam is survived by his loving wife, Harriet; his two fabulous children, Seth and Alyssa; his sisters, Barbara Farkas and Dr. Eva (Russ) Briggs; his loving mother -in-law, Charlotte S. Rubenstein and many friends and family. Sam's passion for music started in grade school and he played guitar, all fretted instruments, and sang. Sam played all kinds of music, but he was devoted to jazz. He loved teaching and took great pleasure in all of his students. Sam also owned Adirondack Strings for over 30 years. Funeral services will be held at Congregation Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Avenue, Schenectady on Monday June 14, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Gates of Heaven Cemetery, Schenectady, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Upstate New York/Vermont Chapter, 5 Computer Drive West, Suite 100, Albany, NY 12205. For directions or to sign the online family guestbook please visit www.levinememorialchapel.com.