OBITUARY

Spencer Ala Hele Mudaliar

November 29, 2001March 30, 2021
Play Tribute Movie

A short time ago, on November 29th 2001 the world was blessed when Sammy came into our lives. Spencer Ala Hele Mudaliar left this life happy. “Sammy”, as he was affectionately known to those he loved, was a curious, hardworking and handy Young Man with a big heart and hands ready to serve anyone in need, stranger, friend or family.

Sam liked to find his own way to experience life. Always confident, and bold when tackling a new challenge, but would willingly seek out help from those he trusted and loved. Easy going and easy to talk to, Sammy had a knack for getting to know people. Spencer used his gift of conversation and his giving nature to find ways to connect with others. He loved cars and music, was naturally mechanically talented, a gifted handy-man, and he wouldn’t hesitate to get dirty if someone needed him. He put his family first, tried to do the right thing, and was the most happy serving others.

His attitude of service led him to recently enlist in the Army. He had a rewarding career in Scouting, obtaining the rank of Eagle by organizing a very successful diaper drive for a local community organization supporting newborns. He served in many leadership roles with his Scouting Troop, Troop 67. He spent his summers serving alongside his family in Cub Scout Day Camps, and loved serving as a program aide for the Bothell Girls Camp Day Camp.

Spencer is survived by his parents Sarah and Steven, his brothers and sisters Tyler, MaKena, Pulelehua, and Steven Jr. Spencer leaves behind his Ohana, encompassing a large circle of family, friends, church and community members. He loved so many, and we will forever be blessed by his kind heart and his willing to help hands.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tyler Mudaliar (Brother)
  • MaKena Mudaliar (Sister)
  • Pulelehua Mudaliar (Sister)
  • Steven Jr. Mudaliar (Brother)
  • Devin Mudaliar (Uncle)
  • Jathan Mudaliar (Cousin)
  • Bane Hall (Cousin), Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kai Hall (Cousin), Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kawika Mudaliar (Cousin), Honorary Pallbearer
  • Khaleed Lawal (Cousin), Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

    VIEW VIDEO

Memories

Spencer Ala Hele Mudaliar

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
MaKena Mudaliar

April 16, 2021

I remember last Thanksgiving, Spencer was not able to join us because he was in the Military, and they couldn't let them leave for that short amount of time. My dad and my brothers were visiting from Washington. The Sunday after Thanksgiving, all of us were in my mom's Acura MDX driving around looking at open houses. My brother was allowed to have his phone that day, and he happened to call us while we were on the way to another house. As his voice filled the car, I felt like our family was together again for the holidays. During those few minutes in the car, Sammy shared his experiences in the military, and the car was filled with happiness and laughter. He told us about the special Thanksgiving treat they had for their meals. It wasn't the normal Thanksgiving we had every year, but I am grateful that he was there, and that we could have fun with him.

MaKena Mudaliar

April 16, 2021

I don't have a lot of memories of my older brother, but I have memories that family has shared with me over the years. This memory my Grandma Elosie has shared with us many times over the years.

When Sammy was about 2 or 3, my Grandma was teaching seminary at 6 in the morning, and Spencer loved going with Grandma. One particular morning, Spencer was dancing around to the song "Daddy don't you walk so fast" sung by Kapena and he went to one of the young women, grabbed her hand, and started singing the lyrics to the song to her. (Grandma would grab my hand and sing it to me every time she told me.) She smiled her very tired smile and let him sing to her. Spencer has always been smooth with the ladies, and to this day, "Daddy don't you walk so fast" will always be referred to as Sammy's song.

Steven Mudaliar

April 16, 2021

I love thinking about Sam when he was so young and untainted by the world and its peer pressure. When he was young Sam had no fear of walking up to people and getting to know them. In this picture, my kids couldn't help but dance to the live music band playing at one of the activities hosted for my brother's grad from Eastern. Sam was really going at it and the college girls enjoyed watching him dance. With all the confidence of a young 5ish year old, he danced up to two college girls grabbed their hands and started dancing them to their makeshift dance floor! I love his infectious giant smile. SO HAPPY!

Steven Mudaliar

April 16, 2021

Sammy would see a need and then jump right in and do whatever he could to help. Seeing my ever growing collection of writing utensils piling up on my nightstand, 8 years young Sammy came in with a smart water bottle that he had cut the top off, then glued some gold colored yarn on then put all of my pens in them. He was beaming holding his creation, and I was overjoyed with thankful delight as he presented his gift to me. His pen holder still holds a now sacred spot on my nightstand even today.

Steven Mudaliar

April 16, 2021

“Sammy”, as he was affectionately known to those he loved, was a curious, hardworking and handy Young Man with a big heart and hands ready to serve anyone in need, whether stranger, friend or family. His love for service was evident at a very young age when he and his cohort and brother, Tyler, would devise innocent ways to be of service. Seeing their exhausted mother pregnant with their twin sisters sleeping, Sammy concocted a plan with Tyler on how they could help. After waking from a little ruckus coming from the kitchen, I received a brief call at work from Sarah. I answered and heard “Steve I need you. GET HOME NOW!” then click. I drove the 5 minute commute from my office to the house worrying about what could the reason be for the inflection in her voice and the curt cryptic message. I didn’t think it was anything to do with the girls, but wondered what it might be. All my questions were answered when I found various scattered kitchen utensils, and two little boys covered in the 5 dozen eggs that together my sons and I had purchased the night before. Walking through the kitchen and heading into the bedroom to see my wife I asked my boys what they were doing. In reply they told me they were making breakfast for Mommy, because she was tired. A few weeks later my Aunt gave me a whisk with a note that said “for your boys when they want to cook breakfast”

Steven Mudaliar

April 15, 2021

from:
Angela Taylor
Our son Jonathon met Spencer Mudaliar through a common interest in cars. Spencer has been at our home several times. The first time he came over, I was weeding. Spencer jumped right in to help while Jonathon watched in disbelief, surprised that his friend was so willing to help. He was friendly, polite, and helpful any time he was over. Loss is difficult to accept. I've watched Jonathon over the last few days and know that he will miss his friend. I'm grateful he can look back at memories they've had including just this last weekend. They roasted smores sitting around a camp fire in the backyard for hours. Spencer was a fine young man. We are honored to have known him and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Yukari Crummett

April 12, 2021

I remember seeing Spencer in the Seminary parking lot in past years.
At first, he was riding a bike. Then he showed up with a red Mitsubishi Eclipse in his junior year, and also a white pickup. Then a white van for his work in his senior year. Lastly, I remember when he proudly showed up with VERY loud music and engine sounds of a Red Ford F150. He invited me to get in his truck and was so excited to show me his handsome truck in the seminary parking lot. I still remember his big smile and the happy feeling he had driving the Red Ford F150. I was the only mother who parked during seminary most of the time. I had nice chats with him occasionally in the parking lot.
I noticed that he loves cars, and it was an interesting experience to see him grow up from a bike to a Ford F150 truck.
I also remember Spencer with his beautiful smile, unique jokes, and sharing kindness and love with others. He fixed our entrance door and bought us fried chicken, which is our family’s favorite, and so on.
Our family will always remember him as a fine young man who supported and shared his kind heart with others. We will hold on to these good memories of Spencer and will deeply miss him.

Juliann Thomson

April 11, 2021

I am one of Spencer's aunts. I had the great pleasure of watching him grow from a sweet and mischievous little boy into the caring and giving young man he was. Though when thinking back and hearing others tell stories of him. Even when he was creating chaos, in his own mind he could have been filling a need. In the recent years I didn't see him as often as I would have liked and now I feel the loss of that time not spent with him. But I did get a few important memories recently; I saw him reach Eagle in Scouts and witnessed his pride in that achievement. At a gathering of the family he showed me his car... he made sure to park close so that anyone walking by could be stopped and shown in excitment! I love all my nieces and nephews for unique and different ways and Sammy is one of a kind. I quietly still maintain that I suggested the name Spencer in the hospital before it was chosen so I like to think I helped name him.

I have a box of memories and have tried to keep drawings and gifts that my nieces and nephews have given to me over the years. Spencer's contribution is a Birthday Card that came from all the Mudaliar children. His card came in a second envelope (sadly that envelope seems to be lost) because it was too big for the envelope the others came in. Enjoy the picture.

Cathy Thomas

April 10, 2021

Spencer at Bothell Day Camp 2017, leading a rocket station. (Girl Scouts of Western Washington)

Cathy Thomas

April 10, 2021

Photo Credit: Yukari Crummett

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY