Obituary of Robert Samuel
Robert Lee (Bob) Samuel, Sr., 95, of Sterling, Virginia passed away on June 17 in Leesburg, VA.
Visitation will be held at Adams-Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170 on Tuesday, June 20 from 6PM to 8PM. The funeral service will also be held at Green’s on Wednesday, June 21 at 11AM with Reverend Steve Vineyard of Sterling United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, VA on Thursday, June 22 at 1PM.
Bob was born in Petersburg, VA to Stanley M. and Ina Caudle Samuel on November 8, 1921. Bob graduated from Petersburg High School in 1942. A member of the “greatest generation,” Bob was a radio operator in World War II, serving the Army Air Corp as a Technical Sergeant in the 467th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in Europe. He earned 3 Bronze Stars and an Air Medal with 3 Bronze Clusters, as well as a Good Conduct Medal. Bob received a diploma in Television Engineering from United Television Laboratories in Louisville, Kentucky. After leaving Louisville, Bob and his wife, Kitty, made Richmond, VA their home. In Richmond, Bob worked for Altec Corporation as a service tech, transferring with the company to Northern Virginia in 1966. He later worked for Circle Theatres in Washington, DC as the Sound Department Director until his retirement. Bob was a resident of Morningside House in Leesburg, VA from 2011 to 2017 where he enjoyed his senior life with his assisted living family.
In addition to his parents, Bob is preceded in death by his loving wife, Kathryn Gutridge Samuel, and brother Stanley (Pete) Samuel. He is survived by his 2 children Robert L. Samuel, Jr. and wife Julie Carson Samuel of Chesapeake, VA; and Robin L. Fillebrown and husband Thomas R. Fillebrown of Sterling, VA; 4 grandchildren, Robert L. Samuel, III and wife Mary Jordan Mullinax Samuel of New York City, NY; Ryan Carson Samuel and fiancée Kali McFarland of Chesapeake, VA; Jonathan Samuel of Chesapeake, VA; and Emma Leigh Fillebrown of Onancock, VA; and 2 great-grandchildren, Lillian Elizabeth Samuel and Robert L. Samuel, IV, of New York City.
Bob loved sports, especially football, and enjoyed many a Redskins game at RFK Stadium and later Fed Ex Field. He loved hot weather, the beach and loved to walk. He also enjoyed attending annual reunions with his WWII bomb group at different locations throughout the US and also in England.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at the National Capital Area Chapter, 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102 or by visiting: http://www.alz.org/donate_overview.asp. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Morningside House of Leesburg for their excellent care and maintaining the well being and happiness of Bob for the last 6 years.