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Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home

1100 Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette, IL

OBITUARY

Samuel V Calzadilla

January 22, 1937June 18, 2019
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Samuel V Calzadilla was born on January 22, 1937 and passed away on June 18, 2019.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 23, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, June 24, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, June 24, 2019

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Biography

Samuel V Calzadilla was born to Samuel Calzadilla and Joyce Dodd, January of 1937 on the Isle of Pines, Cuba. He was eldest brother to Anita, Donald and Maria.

Samuel studied at the Industrial School for Agricultural Studies before being employed as a Staff Supervisor at the Pinar del Rio Sugar Mill. From the ages of 19 to 23, Samuel studied Biology at Jackson University in Mississippi, where he also worked in the University Library to support himself through school.

After completing his studies and graduating from Jackson University (1960), Samuel returned to Cuba for approximately one year. Not being able to find employment and in disagreement of the political atmosphere of the time, Samuel decided to return to the United States.

Samuel and Luisa (Perreira) were friends since the age of 7, and began dating at the age of 21. They were married by proxy in Cuba in 1962, and in 1966, Luisa followed Samuel to the United States, where they lived in Evanston and were married that same year. Soon after, in 1967, Samuel obtained his U.S. Citizenship and Carlos was born. Later, in 1970, Nelson was born.

Samuel had a productive career in Pharmaceuticals, having worked for the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Chicago, Arnar Stone Laboratories, Baxter, DuPont and Abbott Laboratories. Samuel retired in 2006.

Throughout his life, Samuel enjoyed Samuel enjoyed amateur photography, gardening and travel. Samuel visited most of the United States, Canada and Western Europe. Luisa accompanied him on most of those travels, especially after Samuel’s retirement.

Samuel was a doting grandfather to Elyse Calzadilla, Zosia Calzadilla, Logan Calzadilla and Mason Calzadilla, adoptive Grandfather to Veranika Calzadilla, and Step-Grandfather to Kelly Taylor.