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Vincent Sama



Friday, May 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Rose Hill Cemetery


Vincent Sama, 91, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at his home.

Born Thursday, July 19, 1928 in Italy, he was the son of the late Peter Sama and the late Antonetta (Ramogida) Sama.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Upon leaving the service, Vincent went to the RCA Radio Institute in New York to earn his license as a Radio Engineer. He then went to Martinsburg, WV to work at the radio station WEPM and later worked at WARK in Hagerstown, retiring in 1976.  He was also employed at Fairchild and Pangborn Corp. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, the Elks Lodge No. 378 and the Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.

He is survived by his sister, Carmela Sama Ayers of Staten Island, NY; sister-in-law, Ann Sama of New York; adopted daughter, Ruthann Palmer and husband, Jeff; Cassie and KK; special companion, Dawne Vail of Sumter, SC; and Martha Beauchamp and her grandson, Jeffrey of Durham, NC; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2018, Betty Louise Sama; sister, Catherine Sama Augulis; and brother, Frank Sama.

Graveside services will be held Friday, May 22, 2020, at 1:00 pm, at Rose Hill Cemetery, 600 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD, with Msgr. J. Bruce Jarboe officiating.

The family strongly requests memorial donations be made to a charity of one's choice.

The family would like to thank Tessa Burnett for the excellent care given to Vincent.

Online condolences may be expressed at

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I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Sama a while back. My condolences to his family.

Jean Sword
Hagerstown, Maryland

Such a warm, gentle soul! I'm so glad you were part of my life. I loved hearing you laugh and will miss you sorely.

Dawne Vail
Sumter, South Carolina

It is with a heavy heart that during this pandemic we cannot be there to say goodbye. Your infectious laugh will always be part of what I remember when I think of you. We will attend a Mass dedicated to you in our home Parrish.

Toni & Richie Mason
Merrick, Ny

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