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Samuel Ellis Schudmak III

December 30, 1947November 6, 2019

Sam passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the age of 71. A long time resident of Jefferson Parish, he was an active member of the community. Sam graduated from Fortier High School, attended LSU in Baton Rouge and received a law degree from Loyola Law School. He was a devoted family man and an avid fisherman and Hunter. He was a father figure to all who knew him. He was a great friend and a mentor to many. Sam is Survived by his loving wife of 50 years Carol Abramson Schudmak, his sons Jonathan, Jesse (Shaundra), Jeremy (Kerry), and Jordan (Stacie), six grandchildren: Cole, Jacob, Ava, Tessa, Grayson, and Tyler, and his adoring brother Louis and three nieces. A private funeral was held at Hebrew Rest Cemetery on November 8 for immediate family only. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Marshall University Foundation - Dr Joseph Abramson Memorial Scholarship, 519 John Marshall Dr., Huntington, WV 25703, Wounded Warriors in Action 248 Citizen St., Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 or the charity of your choice.


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Samuel Ellis Schudmak III

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Rock Murphy

November 12, 2019

Thanks Sam for all your generosity over the last five years supporting our Wounded Warriors In Action Foundation Fishing Events. All our Warriors enjoyed so much going to your camp in Shell Beach.
It made a big impact in their lives seeing how people like you cared about their service and sacrifice! Thanking you for opening up your camp and providing everything we needed for a great weekend and fishing experience.
You will be missed greatly! I hope to catch up with you one day on the other side! I know our Lord is looking over you now and you are smiling down on us!
God bless you Sam!
Murphy family and friends

Kit Grace

November 12, 2019

To Carol and Family,
We are very saddened by the passing of your wonderful husband and father. Over the years, we were impressed each time we saw Sam always with a smile and a warm greeting, whether it was at a St. Martin's wrestling match, chasing Jordan down from the top of the bleachers many years ago or dining out for a quiet meal without the gang. He has left a beautiful legacy to carry on his name. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Joan and Kit Grace

Ernie Eustis

November 11, 2019

With over 50 years in the people business, I don't think I've ever met a better man...a loyal friend, a great husband and father, and a hard working honest businessman with remarkable common sense. He truly enjoyed his life and his family.

He will be sorely missed here but enthusiastically welcomed by his many friends on the other side.

Bertha Margiotta Marino

November 11, 2019

Words cannot express our sadness. May your consolation be blessed by the love of your family and friends. Mr. Sam was a true gentleman and friend to all who knew and worked with him.

Joe Marino

November 10, 2019


I honestly can’t believe you are gone. I’ve known you for more than 25 years, and you have been such a wonderful example of what a savvy businessman and family man should be. You have no idea the impact you have made on me to be a better person, father, husband, and employer. I cannot thank you enough for all the kindness and wisdom you have bestowed upon me. You took such a special interest in my son, Matthew, and I’m so glad that he was able to spend time with you and Mrs. Carol on Monday. You have always had my best interests at heart, often without me even realizing it, and I will miss you immensely!! The world was a better place because you were in it, and your loss will be felt by everyone who has known you! You will forever be in our hearts! I hope you know how much I admired you! Love, Joe, Dionna, Matthew and Michael

Randy Plattsmier

November 8, 2019

Was very saddened to hear of Sam's passing. Always admired what a savvy businessman he was and also a dedicated family man. He was very proud of and would talk of his sons just about anytime we had a conversation. I spoke to him a couple times over the past year and he had invited me to visit his get away place in Mississippi to meet people he had made friends there and to hunt. I didn't go and now wish I had. He will be sorely missed but remembered as a fine man that did a lot of good things for people. Rest in peace Sam 🙏

Anne Marie Boudreaux

November 8, 2019

“May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.”
AJ and Anne Marie Boudreaux