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Dr. Bruce Steven Samuels


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Dr. Bruce Steven Samuels

Dover, NH - Dr. Bruce Steven Samuels, 76, of Dover, N.H., passed away peacefully on Monday, July 30, 2018 with his wife by his side at Hyder House, where he received quality care and compassion.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., on February 26, 1942, he was the son of Louis and Gertrude Samuels. He grew up in Wilmington, Del. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Franklin & Marshall College in 1963 and his Medical Doctorate from Jefferson Medical College in 1967. He was Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Bruce served in the US Army from 1968-1975 and was stationed throughout the U.S and Southeast Asia. He was the first Board Certified Rheumatologist in the United States Army.

Dr. Samuels was a founding partner of Strafford Medical Associates and Seacoast Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center, where he practiced for 32 years. He conducted clinical trials for over 30 years. He was the Director Clinical Research at Wentworth Douglass Hospital. Bruce held multiple medical staff leadership positions on several committees at Wentworth Douglass Hospital and served on many medical staff committees.

Bruce retired from medicine, which was his life's passion in 2012.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Samuels; his sister, Alene Berkowitz; his three daughters, Michele, Stacey and Louisa Samuels; and his grandchildren.

He loved spending time with family and friends and helping people with his knowledge of medicine. His sarcastic sense of humor, gentle spirit and contagious smile will be missed by all who loved him.
Published in The News Journal on Aug. 10, 2018
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