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Sam William Tsoming

September 7, 1946February 16, 2021

Sam William Tsoming was born on September 7, 1946 and passed away on February 16, 2021 and is under the care of Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home.

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Tracey Ford

February 26, 2021

Sam was an amazing person and a wonderful colleague at the U.S. Commercial Service. He never failed to make you laugh and always had a kind word. He made the world a better place. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family.

Tracey Ford
Ottawa , Canada.

Lisa Kumar

February 25, 2021

I am proud to say that I truly had an Uncle Sam and not "Uncle Sam" aka the Government. Uncle Sam enjoyed and loved his family, he would always take us out to lunch and loved handmade noodles. We often would call him the food critic because he always had an opinion about where we recently dined. He loved working at Safeco Field during baseball season and of course we appreciated his work there because we got free tickets to watch the games. Later on he became the cherry guy and would get us yummy Bing and Rainer cherries from Eastern Washington. He had a good sense of humor, but he was quick about it so if you were not paying attention you would miss it. I am sadden that we will no longer see your smiling face at the end of the dining room table during the holidays and other family gatherings. We love you and will miss you.

Greg Mignano

February 24, 2021

I am glad to have counted Sam among my cherished colleagues. His calming presence, his wry wit and his unfailing courtesy and generosity brightened our workplace. May he rest in peace.

Victoria Bottles

February 24, 2021

We were saddened to hear that Sam has passed. The whole staff, including Dr. LeMire and Dr. Langohr, always enjoyed him when he came in. That he would think of us each time he went to Eastern Washington and come back with the best peaches and apples for us along with Mariner tickets when he was ushering, shows how kind and generous he was. After all these years, you all feel like family to us and we are grieving with you. He will be greatly missed. Our sincerest condolences. Vicki

Laura McCall

February 22, 2021

Sam's language of love at work was sharing food and time with us. He would bring fruit from his trips to the east side of the state and leave little presents of peaches and apples on our desks. He would bring chocolate to us and other treats from the International District. He also turned me on to the book Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and I so enjoyed talking with him about it. He was a great colleague with never an unkind word about another and he will be greatly missed. I am glad to have worked by his side.

Ree Russell

February 22, 2021

Sam was part of our USDOC/ITA family. Though we never worked in the same office, Sam and I had US- Asia business development and trade issues in common. I credit Sam for inspiring me to be co-lead of our global Asia Pacific Team (a geographic business consulting group of Federal Government professionals). Sam also encouraged me to counsel appropriate US business executives about opportunities inherent in MDB funded projects, especially the Asia Development Bank. So sad to learn of his passing!

Bob Deane

February 21, 2021

Collaboration was among Sam's many virtues. Here, he's working off-site with colleagues.

Bob Deane

February 21, 2021

A big fan of Mona Locke, Sam thought it would be okay to welcome her husband, former Governor, former Secretary of Commerce and Ambassador Locke to Seattle!

Bob Deane

February 21, 2021

Sam is here with officials from the Asian Development Bank, he helped coordinate their very successful two-day Seattle event.

Bob Deane

February 21, 2021

Working with Sam, I learned that he excelled at officiating official events officially! Here, one of his clients is receiving an Export Achievement Award from one of our Senior Executives.