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Robert E. Samuels

February 14, 1939 — January 7, 2024

Robert E. Samuels, 84, of W. Wyoming, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2024, peacefully at his home.

Born in Luzerne he was the son of the late Robert and Dorothy (Dorosky) Samuels.

Robert graduated from Luzerne High School in 1957 and went on to work for Acme Markets. He had various management roles in his time with Acme and retired after 35 years.

Robert served in the US Army Reserves as a tank commander for 8 years. He was a volunteer ARC & PPA Pennsylvania Protction Advocacy. He proudly served as a Board Member for The First Hospital Behavioral Services & Drug & Alcohol for 24 years. Over the years, he chaired numerous fundraisers for Step by Step Program.

Robert’s love for cars and especially drag racing started years ago. He shared many memories of his time and friends from the Pocono Drag Lodge.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his sister Dorothy Stash.

Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Mary Ann Jurosky Samuels; their daughters, Lynn (Rich) Belles, of W. Wyoming, Sheryl Samuels of W. Wyoming, Diane Samuels, of Nuangola; sisters, Carol (Tom)Yezilski of Dallas, Judy (Jack) Thomas of Morton, PA; grandchildren, Carissa, Kalene and Nicholas Belles.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, January 12, 2024, at 10:00 AM at St. Monicas Parish, 363 West 8th Street, West Wyoming, Father Peter Tomczak, celebrant. Relatives and friends are asked to go directly to the church the morning of mass.

Family and friends may call on Thursday, January 11, 2024, from 5-8 PM at Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home, Inc., 504 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Robert’s name to Step by Step Foundation, 744 Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 or North East Sight Services/Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind, 1825 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, PA 18643.

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