1947 ~ 2012
"Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings." Bill got his wings on August 12, 2012. As in his favorite movie, It's A Wonderful Life, Bill tried to be like George Bailey. Cherished sweetheart, eternal companion, beloved Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and friend to many - finished his mortal journey here much too soon. Bill was born on May 16, 1947 in Logan, Utah, son of Moses and Elizabeth (Jarvis) Samowitz. Married Noreen (Rasmussen) Samowitz; later divorced. Married Janice (Justesen) Samowitz and they were sealed in the Timpanogas Temple in 2005. Bill was a faithful member of the LDS church and served in various church callings. He was always there for anyone in need. There were no strangers in Bill's life, everyone was family to him. He worked at the United States Post Office for over 40 years and made many long lasting friendships there. His smile will always be remembered by everyone who knew him. He also worked for Advance Funding doing mortgages for several years and was grateful for the many relationships he made there. Bill was an avid train collector. Enjoyed working on his trains every morning, going to train shows and enjoyed sharing his love of trains with his grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife, Janice of nine years, his five children, Bret (Maralee) Samowitz, Scott (Terri) Samowitz, Charity Samowitz, John (Jessica) Samowitz and Katie Samowitz Sizemore; brother, Kirk (Susan) Samowitz, sister, Mrs. Brent (Carellyn) Reed, nine wonderful grandchildren, and many wonderful nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society
. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2012 at the River View 8th Ward, 287 W. River Chapel Road (11600 South), Draper, Utah. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday evening at Goff Mortuary, 8090 S. State Street, Midvale, Utah and at the church 1 hour prior to the services. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery. www.goffmortuary.com
Published by Deseret News on Aug. 15, 2012.