Henry John Samol, 96, of Moundsville, WV, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling, WV. He was born August 4, 1925, in Wheeling, a son of the late Kazimir and Katherine (Kenzora) Samol.
Henry was a loving family man who enjoyed fishing, gardening, bird watching, building and sharing birdhouses and watching the Steelers.
Henry had a contagious smile with an easy going, sweet personality. Born to Polish immigrants, he spoke often of his fond memories growing up on Jacob Street in South Wheeling, with his family, and spending summers with his cousins on his grandparent’s farm in Belmont County, OH.
Henry was a WWII veteran serving in the U.S. Navy as a Sea Bee in the Pacific. He enjoyed working. He loved to fix things and figure out how things worked. He worked at Scott Lumber, McDowells in Martins Ferry and Sistersville Tankworks, to name a few. He retired from Day and Night Home Security, a business he ran with his brother, Emil.
Henry was married to Lena, and was a devoted father of four and proud grandfather. His children will always remember his jokes, words of encouragement and driving tips, not to mention his championship “Uno” skills. He was a devoted Catholic and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville.
In addition to his parents, Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Lena (Shuttleworth) Samol, in 1989; two brothers, Emil and Joseph Samol, and a sister, Helen. He is survived by three daughters, Susan (Ken) Nida of Florida, Carol Samol of New York and Beth Samol of Wheeling; a son, Stephen (Donna) Samol of Virginia; a grandson, Kenneth Nida of Washington; and several nieces, nephews & cousins.
Friends will be received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, Thursday, May 19, 2022, from 6 pm until time of vigil service at 7:45 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am, Friday, May 20, 2022, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wheeling Heritage, 1400 Main Street, Wheeling, WV 26003, or online at www.tmcfunding.com.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.
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I’ve been so touched over the years by the loving care the kids provided their dad in his last years. Such tender devotion and effort. A beautiful thing!
Our thoughts are with Carol and the Samol family during this difficult time. May you rest in peace Henry. – Shawn and Alyson
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,
May your memories of Henry John Samol, give you peace, comfort and strength…
Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
and prayers to the family of ….
US Navy Veteran, Henry John Samol, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†
† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
My thoughts are very much with the Samol family. May your hearts be filled with the warmth of happy memories. Much love. – Kathy Riley Williams, Berea College Class of ‘89
My thoughts are with Susan and her family at this time. We at NASA are all thinking of you and are hoping that support of family and friends will help you celebrate the extraordinary life of your Dad.
Rest In Peace Uncle Sam. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With sympathy
My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Samol. Denny Albaugh