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Samuel Lewis "Sam" Ertel
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Birth: Apr. 8, 1931
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 2011
Ponte Vedra
St. Johns County
Florida, USA

Samuel L. Ertel died on November 1, 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. He was born in Philadelphia on April 8, 1931 to Edgar and Catherine Ertel. He attended Upper Darby High School and Princeton University where he rowed for 4 years and was co-captain of the crew his senior year.

Upon graduation, he went to Naval Officer Candidate School and received his commission to join the Navy in November, 1953. He served in both the Pacific and Atlantic theaters. In September, 1956 he married Barbara A. Herrin of Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey. Shortly after the wedding, he left the Navy and joined IBM. He was with IBM for 33 years in a variety of positions. He retired in 1989, and he and Barbara moved from New Canaan, Connecticut to Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He was a member of the Lake Club, Bethesda Country Club and Sawgrass Country Club. He was active in both the Sawgrass Country Club and the Sawgrass Association. He served for a number of years as the Treasurer of The Chapel at Sawgrass.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara; daughter, Linda Ertel of Greensboro, North Carolina; son, Steven Ertel (Connie) of Rockville, Maryland; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 3pm, Thursday, November 3rd in the Chapel at Vicars Landing. Interment will be at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Potomac, Maryland at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Chapel at Sawgrass, Post Office Box 3205, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082 or Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. Services under the direction and care of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home.
Florida Times Union, Nov 3 2011 
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  Barbara Anne Herrin Ertel (1932 - 2014)*
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Saint Francis Episcopal Church Columbarium
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA
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Record added: Nov 03, 2011
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 Added: Nov. 3, 2011

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