Obituary Walter John Samul

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Walter John Samul passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on October 28, 2021.

Walter was born in Stockbridge, MA on May 13, 1926. He was the eldest son of Frank and Katherine Samul. He earned his high school diploma from Searles High School in 1944, upon graduation he enlisted in the US Navy. He was stationed on the USS Bremerton and after successful service was honorably discharged in 1946 with the rank of Signalman 3rd class. He was a decorated sailor and his proudest accomplishments were: WW II Victory Medal, American Area Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Area Medal. After proudly serving his country he attended the University of Miami in 1946. After college he returned to the Berkshires and was employed at the Mead Paper company as a Dye Inspector for 30 years.

His steadfast commitment to his community included: President of the Polish Falcons Club, member of the Mt. Everett Council Knights of Columbus #513 and a long standing member of the Adams-Budz VFW Post 8183. Most recently he was honored by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for being a charter member of the Adams-Budz VFW Post 8183 for 75 years. He was a true American patriot.

Those who knew him best enjoyed his storytelling, his love for Polish music and his Christian Brothers Brandy.

Walter leaves behind his loving sister Adele Kania of Housatonic, MA, his two nieces: Sherree (Alan) Jackson of Chittenango, NY and Pam (Peter) Murphy of Westmoreland, NY. He also leaves behind his great nieces and nephews: Ashlee Xerri, Amber Austerman, Ryan Murphy, Andrew Murphy and Brandon Murphy. Included also are his cousins: Ed Szywd, Bob Szywd and John Szwyd. A heartfelt thank you goes out to his aide Tina Bruneau. He is preceded by his father Frank Samul, mother Katherine Samul and sister Isabel Dutton.

Funeral services for Walter John Samul will be held on Tuesday November 2 at 10:00 AM with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at Corpus Christi Church Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish with Reverend William P. Murphy pastor officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Saint Bridget’s Cemetery in Housatonic. Family will receive friends on November 2 from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South St. Great Barrington MA 01230. Family requests masks be worn for safety due to COVID 19. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.

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