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Samuel J. Hampton, Jr
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1923
Portage
Cambria County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 2013
Johnstown
Cambria County
Pennsylvania, USA

The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, PA, April 11, 2013

SUMMERHILL - HAMPTON - Samuel J. Jr., 90, Summerhill, entered new into new life April 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Preceded in death by parents, Samuel J. Sr. and Elinor (Bowser) Hampton; wife, Ruth (Mays) Hampton; and sister, Doris Abbott. Born Jan. 6, 1923, in Cambria County. Sam was raised in Detroit, Mich. In 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he trained to become a pilot. After the war with the GI Bill assistance, he attended Michigan State University, where he earned a degree in agriculture and became a member of Delta Chi fraternity. In 1949, he moved to Portage, to his father's farm, where he and his wife raised five children in the home they built, Diana (Larry) Wise, Mifflinburg, Pa.; Carolyn J. of Lewisville, Texas; Jeff (Larri), Summerhill; Brian (Lori), Gathersburg, Md.; and Douglas (fiancee, Jami), Portage; and grandchildren, Jennifer, Todd, Toni, Aron, Joshua, Justin, Taylor, Tony and David. There also are four great-grandchildren. In addition to the farm, Sam worked at South Fork Foundry and Conemaugh Electric Generation station, where he was the plant maintenance foreman. During his time working at the Conemaugh plant, he was inspired to design an emblem that symbolized the Indian heritage of the land the plant was built on and the modern functions it now served. That emblem, which Sam created and printed with his own silk screen equipment, still sees use today. Sam was a perfectionist, artistically creative and had a love of architecture. He had a broad knowledge and enjoyed having long conversations on diverse topics. He also was a mechanic and a machinist and could fix, make or do anything he put his mind to. Sam will be missed. Service and interment will be private. The family is being served by Jean H. Kinley Funeral Home, Portage.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel J. Hampton (1902 - 1994)
  Elinor Truth Bowser Hampton (1905 - 1991)
 
 Spouse:
  Ruth Mays Hampton (1925 - 1988)
 
 Siblings:
  Baby Girl Hampton (1921 - 1921)*
  Samuel J. Hampton (1923 - 2013)
  Doris Jean Hampton Abbott (1925 - 2004)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Johnstown
Cambria County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Zella
Originally Created by: Ron
Record added: Apr 11, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 108344106
Samuel J. Hampton, Jr
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Samuel J. Hampton, Jr
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Samuel J. Hampton, Jr
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In honor of your memory, I still miss you.. Gone, but not forgotten.
- SamiRose
 Added: Apr. 4, 2015

- Zella
 Added: Apr. 2, 2015
Rest in eternal Peace
- Ann Joscher
 Added: May. 5, 2013
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