• "Sammy, out of all of my mother's (Shirley's) many friends,..."
  • "May your light always be lite in all the lives you touched!..."
    - S V B L kahn
  • "Dear Uncle Sam You touch our lives with laughter, Love, &..."
    - sha vic bri logie Kahn
  • "Dear Uncle Sammy, You were the sweetest, kindest, most..."
    - Charlene Hagendorf
  • "To My Dear Uncle Sam, I will miss you more than you could..."
    - Michelle Starr

HAGENDORF--Sam. Has entered the universe on a cloud of love, surrounded by his loving family, on July 24, 2012, after a short illness, at nearly 89 years old. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Sylvia (Starr), and son Scott. He is survived by his soul mate of 16 years, Bernice Salenger and his children, Sheryl Schwartz and son-in-law Barry, Sonny (Harry) Hagendorf and daughter-in-law Kathy, daughter-in-law Karena Wienands, his loving grandchildren, Stephanie Ferdman (Michael), Jonathan Schwartz, Colin Hagendorf, Emma Hagendorf, two great- grandchildren Jordan and Cooper, as well as Bernice's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a large number of loving nieces and nephews. Sam was born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on September 21, 1923 to Harry and Esther Hagendorf. He was predeceased by his sisters, Minnie, Lee, brothers, Ted, Louie, and Irwin. Sam served as a signalman in the US Navy in WWII in the pacific theater. A man ahead of his time, he owned a bar, the Havagrand Cafe, on Havemeyer and Grand Sts.-60 years too early, but the right idea! Sam's heart was as big as a bear's, and so was his appetite. We will love him, we will miss him and we will honor him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The . Funeral will be held at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 West 76th Street, New York, NY 10023, on Sunday July 29, 1pm. Shiva will be observed on Sunday immediately following the service at the home of Sonny and Kathy Hagendorf in New Rochelle until 9pm, and on Monday and Tuesday at the home of Sheryl and Barry Schwartz in Granite Springs, NY from 2-9pm. "Now Let's Eat!"

Published in The New York Times on July 27, 2012
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