Entry Date: 55

Exit Date: 57

Rating: AK1

Squad: 21

Status: D: 05/02/2016

“James Thomas Samuel, Jr. age 89, of Wilmington, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016, at home, in the warm embrace of his family.

He was born on July 28, 1926, in Scranton, PA., the son of the late James Thomas Samuel and the late Pauline Puhala.

James served his country with honor and distinction in the United States Navy and retired as a Chief Aviation Storekeeper. After his retirement he continued to work as an executive for Foster Wheeler.

James is survived by his wife of 32 years, Patricia Case Samuel, three children; James T. Samuel III, Greg Samuel and wife Donna, and grandsons Gregory and Eric Samuel, and Paula Samuel Mahoney and husband John, two step children; Jennifer Paetzold-Garcia and husband John, and Jerry Paetzold and three step-grandchildren Justin, Cole and Emily Grob. Together with his parents he was predeceased by his brother David Samuel and his first wife Margaret Samuel.