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“Sam will always be remembered as a genuine man in considering the plight of others. He always had a kind word and made me feel worthwhile as his...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: HENRY PETTIGREW - Michigan City, IN

“So sorry to hear that Sam has passed. I was looking forward to meeting him again in Chicago, or Michigan City in the near future. We shared some...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Kevin McKinney - Pinehurst, NC

“I was saddened by the news of Sam's passing. He was the best teacher that I ever had, but I was also lucky enough to reconnect with him as an adult,...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Jeannie (Caturano) Leinweber - IN

“So very sorry to hear of Mr Melnick's passing. He was the best teacher I ever had. His Chicago History class taught me things I still remember & use...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Denise Longden - Chesterton, IN

“Absolutely heartbreaking! Mr. Melnick, through his energetic, warm, and unique teaching style imparted to me a lifelong love of Chicago history. Even...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Terri Santo - Orland Park, IL

“I am saddened by the news of Mr. Melnicks passing. He was my home room teacher, Chicago History teacher and drivers ed teacher, in the late 70's....Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Diane Bufano - Chicago, IL

“Mr. Melnick was truly an outstanding educator whose impact has stayed with me my entire life. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Christine Teranto - VA

“Karen, Zach and Jess, I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Melnick was my Chicago History teacher and through his dedication to education a teenager...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Don Kountz - Crystal Lake, IL

“The last question on my history final, senior year 1973. " Who was Jeremia? The answer was: A Bullfrog. Mr. Melnick was a good guy. ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: John Schuster - Chicago, IL

“1984 was a very good year. He was taking his Boards and I was in his Chicago American History class. How lucky can I get to have a teacher on the...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Violet Davis - Chicago, IL

“It saddens me to hear of Mr. Melnicks passing. Though I haven't seen him in over 40 years, I have thought of him often. He was my teacher. He was...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“RIP, Mr Melnik, always enjoyed coming to your Chicago History class at GWHSDane Mileusnich, Class of '79 ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“RIP Mr. Melnick Pat McGrath GWHS class of 79 ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry for your loss. Mr Melnick was my teacher back at Washington in 76, loved his class on Chicago history........ ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: Susan (Rys) Compton - Chicago, IL

“Sorry to hear about your loss Karen. Sam was a great guy! Always cheerful and jolly. Paul has known him for the pass 19 years and myself many years...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Terry&Paul Thomas & Reed - FL

“So sad to hear of Sam's passing. He was a fellow South Shore guy, and a great friend to my brother, Eddie Schwartz. Margo and I send our thoughts,...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Hal Ross - Chicago, IL

“Sam became our friend many years ago. We will always remember nights out together, trips to Indy and Chicago and many Christmases celebrated together...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Kim & Steve Eldridge - Chesterton, IN

“I am so sorry for your loss, Karen. I only met Sam a few times but I could see how wonderful he was to you and how you loved each other. Sending love...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Rita Marlow - LaPorte, IN

“Condolences to Sam's family. ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Dennis Windmiller - IN

“Sam videoed my first marriage. My dad was "Diamond" Jon Miller. Dad said,"I know a great guy that rides the train. He is going to video it for you."...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Tonya Graden - Rolling Prairie, IN

“Man, what a long way from Rowan Pk. So many de luxe times in and out of Downtown, Hegewisch, Northside, SoCal, (and all). Lots done, and foggy...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Wil Pokracki - Chicago, IL

“Sam and I we're introduced about 25 years ago by our mutual friend Steve Lichtmann. He was a good lawyer and a good friend. We will miss his sense...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Edward Volk - La Porte, IN

“I was close to Sam before my retirement and grieve with the family on his untimely passing. I am in Mexico until the weekend of the 12th, but hope,...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Lee Dabagia - Lonvg Beach, IN

“Condolences to the family. Sam always had a smile for everyone, even in court. He will be missed. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Sally Ankony - TrailCreek, IN


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Samuel was born on March 12, 1949 and passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Samuel was a resident of Michigan City, Indiana at the time of his passing.

Celebration of Life for family and friends will take place Sunday, March 12, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Michigan City Senior Center located at 2 on the Lake, Michigan City, IN 46360.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Swanson Center.

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