OBITUARY

William Edward Samuelson

October 17, 1940January 2, 2019
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Bill was born in Chicago, and lived in the Edgewater Neighborhood. He went to Senn High School. While in high school, he started following in his family's musical tradition and played the saxophone like his mom. In her younger days she played the sax with a band. And Bill followed in her footsteps and played the sax. Later he would have his own band and play venues around the Chicagoland area.

After high school, Bill went into the Air Force. He served in Vietnam as a rescue pilot saving the wounded and downed chopper pilots. He later met the same fate. It ended his military career but new life changes were ahead for him.

He found employment at Combined Insurance, where he met the love of his life, Jean. They married after a long and thoughtful courtship.

Then he found his other love, plants. He tended plants in stores, banks, and offices all over Chicago until retirement.

Those who knew Bill remember him as kind, generous, and fun loving. He loved nature, his three cats, and Jean. Willing to help the less fortunate, Bill was never afraid to give a help up for those in need. Bill was intelligent, and passionate to the end about reading and learning. He spent hours reading and if you knew him well, he would tell you about the book. Beneath the quiet exterior and sparkling blue eyes was a keen wit and a lively sense of humor. Good jokes were always wanted.

In the end, we will remember his wit, charm, and generosity. He was loved by family, friends and neighbors.

So we stop and say, “Goodbye dear friend.” We hope to meet again someday.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 7, 2019
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William Edward Samuelson

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Merrilyn Shoemaker

January 8, 2019

Jean (Jeananne) that was a lovely write up you and Marge created! It described him beautifully.

Some of my favorite memories involve hearing you and him laughing.

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