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Bertram Samuels

Age 88, of Mt. Laurel, NJ, (formerly of Bridgeton, NJ and Philadelphia, PA) passed away on February 19, 2017.

Bert was born and raised in West Philadelphia, the youngest of four children of Victor and Rose Samuels. He graduated from West Philadelphia High School in 1946, served in the US Army from 1950-53, and was self-employed for most of his working life.

Bert was a rabid fan of all Philadelphia sports with a long memory for the greatest games and best players. He had fond memories of the single wing and two-handed set shots of yore, and he had an uncanny ability to recall lineups and results of games from decades ago.

Bert was an original humorist who had a gift for seeing the slight absurdities of everyday life and the eccentricities of his family and friends and spinning them into folklore and legends. His early years in the city were especially rich in yielding up some of his most enduring tales and gentle satires.

Bert was deeply devoted to his immediate and extended families. His marriage of 62 years to Sylvia was the highlight of his life; she predeceased him by only a few months. He was also predeceased by his parents and his siblings Albert, Evelyn and Bob. Bert is survived by his two sons, Ron (Jean) of Wilmington, Delaware and Barry (Kim) of Plano, Texas. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren: Jacob, Abigail, Zachary, Catherine, Joshua, Jamie, and Grace as well as nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Jewish Community Cemetery, 401 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Congregation Beth Shalom, 1801 Baynard Boulevard, Wilmington, DE 19802.

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Published in The News Journal from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, 2017
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