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Obituary - Allen H. Samuels

Allen H. Samuels

Date of Passing: July 15th, 2014

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The family asks that donations in Allen's memory be sent to the Fort Plain Library or to Syracuse University.

Allen H. Samuels, Esquire, of Rye Brook, formerly of New Hartford and Fort Plain, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Greenwich, CT. He was born May 14, 1923, in Fort Plain, the son of the late Nathan and Rhoda Manning Samuels. He was a graduate of Fort Plain High School, Syracuse University and Albany Law School. He was a US Army veteran of WW II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. For many years, Mr. Samuels was an attorney in Fort Plains and was a past Director of Central Bank in Canajoharie. He was a former member and Past President of Temple Beth El in Utica and Past District Deputy of the Fort Plain Masonic Lodge. Allen is survived by his wife, the former Ellen Cherr of Rye Brook, (formerly of New Hartford); his three sons, David ( Melanie) of New Rochelle, Paul ( Nurit Margulies) of New York City and Ronald (Laurie Cohen), of Newton, MA; his six grandchildren, Sarah (David Zalcmann), Stephanie, Adam, Rachel, Julie and Brian; his two great-grandsons, Owen and Joseph; and his sister, Norma Basloe of Herkimer; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Bernice Schaffer. The funeral will be Thursday at 10 am at the Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., 470 French Road, Utica/New Hartford, with Rabbi Ronald Kopelman and Cantor Kalman Socolof officiating. Interment will be in Temple Beth El Cemetery, Whitesboro. Shiva will be observed in Rye Brook.


David and family, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your father. Condolences and to you and your family.
JoAnn Sands Hopkins

Dear David and family, I am so sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Samuels. I remember that he hired me to answer phones one summer, when I was a teenager. He was such a kind man and a true gentleman. My condolences to you all.
Jan Hornbeck Chapman

To Ellen and family - Our sincere sympathy is extended to you for the loss of your loved one. May fond memories sustain you in the days ahead. Blessings to you.
Doris & Loring Dutcher

Allen H. Samuels 1923-2014 In 1996 a wise and kind man took me under his wing professionally. I had the honor of practicing law by his side for 2 years and have since endeavored to carry on his home town law practice with the same care and kindness. RIP Allen H. Samuels you will be missed but not forgotten!
Richard P. Weinheimer

I was sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Samuels. He was our family's lawyer for many years in Fort Plain. And my brother and I were good friends with David and Paul. I hope you find peace and joy in good memories. My sympathy to his family.
Anthony Gudlewski

Uncle Allen was Mom's beloved baby brother and our beloved uncle, and no one could have done a better job in either role. We'll miss him, but we take comfort in seeing the legacy (in his work and especially in his family)that he leaves behind. All our love and condolences to the rest of the family he loved and was so proud of.
Deborah & Rachel Schaffer

So sorry to see of Allen's passing.great memories of.our mall walking days thoughts and prayers to you Ellen and family
Nick&jennifer calenda

To Allen"s family: Allen was such a great man and a credit to the community of Fort Plain. He was a true Mason and a great mentor of me and the Brothers of Fort Plain lodge.
Keith Veitch

Dear Ellen and family, Allen was such a gentleman and a mensch. He was always kind and will be remembered fondly. Love, cousins Jamie and John Feldman (Rome)
Jamie and John Feldman

On behalf of OASAS, please receive our most sincere sympathy to Paul and his family. We will keep you all in our prayers and thoughts
Arlene Sanchez

My deepest sympathy to Ellen and children. Allen was a dear, gentle and kind person and a credit to his community. He will be missed by everyone who knew him!!
Norma Greenberg