Gerald "Gerry" Arthur Sampson
26 marzo , 1941 – 18 julio , 2021
Gerald Arthur (Gerry) Sampson passed away on July 18, 2021 after a long fight with cancer. He died peacefully at his home in Windsor Colorado surrounded by family and friends.
Gerry worked as a retail executive for 35 years. His last position was President of Neiman Marcus Stores, where he was responsible for all operations.
He was passionate about the Alzheimer’s Association (as his mother died of Alzheimer’s). He served as Chairman of the local chapters in Dallas and the Washington DC Metro Area before joining the National Board of Directors where he served from 2004 to 2014. He was the Chairman of the National Board for the last four years of his tenure. In 2015, he was appointed as the United States Representative to the Alzheimer’s Disease International Board of Directors where he served until 2018.
Gerry was a strong leader at his church, First United Methodist Church, Fort Collins. He served as Lay Leader, Chair of Church Council, was on many committees and sang in the choir, which he loved. Gerry loved his family and enjoyed skiing and golfing with them as often as possible. He is survived by his wife, Dana, his children, Gregory Sampson of Washington, Kimberly Kincheloe of Wyoming, his daughter -in-law, Beth Sampson, son-in-law, Brad Kincheloe, and grandchildren, Kylie Sampson, Emerey Sampson, Quinten Kincheloe, and Maxwell Kincheloe as well as many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 9th, 2021 at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church in Fort Collins. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the general fund of First United Methodist Church, Fort Collins. A link to help with that is below.
Please visit www.allnuttftcollins.com to share a memory of Gerry and to leave a message for his family.
- First United Methodist Church
A Celebration of Life
First United Methodist Church
Gerald "Gerry" Arthur Sampson
15 septiembre , 2021
As Chair of ADI from 2014 I came to greatly value Gerry's direct heart felt views. He injected great energy into our Membership group overseeing a significant increase in membership and the strengthening of membership support. He was determined that ADI should adopt a more active approach to fund raising, something which the Board and CEO embraced.
Most importantly, Gerry gave everyday expression to his deeply held values, a quality which is critical to every worthwhile social cause such as dementia.
I feel privileged to have known Gerry and to have him as a valued colleague.
My deepest sympathies to Gerry's wife Dana and the family
15 septiembre , 2021
I am a former Chairman of Alzheimer's Disease International. I just learnt today of his passing. My condolences to his family.
I well remember Gerry's constructive contributions to ADI at many board meetings and wish to acknowledge his enormous contribution to the Alzheimer movement globally.
Henry (from Sydney Australia)
10 septiembre , 2021
Dear Dana and family:
I was so saddened to hear of the death of Gerry. As you know, we served together on the Alzheimer's Disease International Board where he was deeply involved serving as a member of the Communications Committee, the Governance Committee and chairing the Membership Committee. His wise counsel and good, common business sense made him a valuable director. His passion for the fight against dementia made him a friend.
We shared many serious discussions and debates about the Alzheimer family in several parts of the world and when we could we traded stories about our long careers in business and journalism. There was always time for a few laughs (Gerry had a robust sense of humour). And we made a little time for our favourite gin, Hendrick's.
Gerry worked hard in his numerous jobs for ADI. He helped make us better. He will be greatly missed.
Alzheimer's Disease International
3 septiembre , 2021
I was most fortunate to serve the National Board when Gerry was our President.
His leadership skills were of the highest level. Gerry always listened intently when someone was providing an idea. He integrated all thoughts and came up with a most meaningful suggestion.
All my best wishes to his family .
25 julio , 2021
My deepest sympathies to Dana and family. Gerry was one of the best executives Neiman Marcus had the opportunity to be guided by his leadership. Always fair, always approachable. A rare gift, in the sometimes turbulent and always competitive retail business. I have many memories of playing the beautiful grand piano in Dallas, with the poodles next to me looking out the window. Always happy when the guests arrived at the party, sad when it was time for the guests to leave.
My thoughts and prayers are with Dana and family in the upcoming days, months and years. His spirit and smile live on in your hearts.
20 julio , 2021
I first met Mr. Sampson during my childhood days playing soccer with Kim. I remember visiting him at the (May) stores while Kim and I would get makeovers at the beauty counter. I also remember him inviting me into their home in Pittsburgh as well as Dallas. I always enjoyed my time and felt at home. A very fine man; he was so welcoming and kind.
To Kim and family, I am so very sorry for your loss and our hearts are with you. Thinking about you at this tough time.
Love, Laura (Sidwell) McCambridge