June 21, 1938 - June 1, 2017

Husband, father, grandfather, friend, mentor, inventor, artist, putterer, gardener, life-long dickens, and, as Sam would say, “lucky primate.”

Sam lived a robust life, exhibiting delight in and openness to the world around him. In his 35-year career at Honeywell, he created a highly effective ‘skunk works’ of a leading organizational development group, having once had more than a dozen PhD interns working for him. Sam was a rare Honeywell Fellow who was neither scientist nor engineer. He created paradigms for developing managerial excellence and competency. He served on not-for-profit boards and as president of American Society of Training and Development. Outside organizational life he founded a chapter of The Ruffed Grouse Society, and his list of life-long civic and community involvement would take a page in itself.

Sam’s zest for life was infectious. He believed in being happy, busy, curious, supportive, inventive, and productive. His art and his thinking are all around us, and he lives on in our spirits. Sam leaves a family that recognizes the value of what he exemplified in living, always remaining true to himself in a way that gave him pleasure, never at anyone’s expense. His merry band of family and friends are fully able to pass on his heartfelt joy in being alive. We have learned from the best. By modeling his example, we can and will make a difference in the lives of others.

Contributions may be made to a cause you know Sam would be proud to support.

A celebration of life is being held October 8, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Paschal’s Winery in Talent, Oregon.