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Smith, Samuel - Age 77 Of Apple Valley, MN Passed away 1/6/05 at his home. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 53 years, Marian. Preceded in death by his brother, Melvin; and son, Bruce. Survived by his sister, Janice Bein; sons, Richard (Anne Bendel), Donald (Susan), Kenneth (Nina); daughter, Linda Jancaric (Tom); daughter-in-law, Valerie Bencivenga; and grandchildren, Jessica, Jacqueline, Andrew, Charlie, Quinn, Emily, Michelle, Mark, Matias and Laura. Sam retired as a Corporate Scientist from 3M where he spent 41 years as a prolific scientist and inventor. Co-inventor of Scotch Guard, he holds 30 U.S. patents and in 1988 won the American Chemical Society's Award for Creative Invention. Member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and 3M Carleton Society. Memorials preferred to the Professor Bruce D. Smith Memorial Graduate Fund. Memorial service Monday 1PM, HENRY W. ANDERSON MORTUARY, 147th and Garrett, Apple Valley. Gathering of friends one hour prior to service. Inurnment Acacia Park Cemetery. Henry W. Anderson 952-432-2331.
Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 9, 2005
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