James Thomas Samuel Jr., 89, of Wilmington, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016, at home in the warm embrace of his family. He was born on July 28, 1926, in Scranton, Pa., the son of the late James Thomas Samuel and the late Pauline Puhala.
James served his country with honor and distinction in the U.S. Navy and retired as a chief aviation storekeeper. After his retirement, he continued to work as an executive for Foster Wheeler.
Together with his parents, he was also preceded in death by David Samuel and Margaret Samuel.
James is survived by his wife of 32 years, Patricia Case Samuel; three children, James T. Samuel III, Greg Samuel, and his wife, Donna, and Paula Samuel Mahoney, and her husband, John; two stepchildren, Jennifer Paetzold-Garcia, and her husband, John, and Jerry Paetzold; grandsons, Gregory and Eric Samuel; and three step-grandchildren, Justin, Cole and Emily Grob.
No services are planned at this time.
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