Albert M. Samol of Grafton, Ohio, known to his friends as Sam or Al, was a caring husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend. He left this world too soon on May 4, 2022, at the age of 80. Those who knew Albert would tell you that he was a very generous man. You never left his presence without taking something that you didn’t know that you needed but that he instinctively knew that you did. Albert showed us his love every day with the big and little things he did to support his family. Albert was born to parents Joseph Samol and Helen (Hrobrovczek), on September 6, 1941, in Luzerne Township, Pennsylvania. Albert grew up in Isabella, PA, and graduated from Brownsville High School. Albert loved baseball and played on the local farm team, the H&H Eagles, as their pitcher (southpaw) and often first baseman. Albert honorably served in the United States Army and fought in the Vietnam War. Albert loved his country and proudly flew his American flag and POW flag in his yard. Albert was a proud member of the AMVETS. Albert was married to Patricia (Kovach) in November 1970. The two of them were like two peas in a pod and you would rarely see one of them without the other at their side. They celebrated 50 years of marriage this past November and built a beautiful life and family. Together they enjoyed their casino trips, their BBC movies, traveling to vacation spots or to visit with their children and grandchildren that were out of state. Surviving, in addition to his wife Patricia (Kovach) Samol, is his daughter, Deborah Rivera and husband Will of St. Augustine, Florida; his sons Michael Samol and his wife Lauren of New Milford, Connecticut; and Mark Samol and his wife Crystal of Grafton, Ohio; four grandchildren Brooke Fedak (Warner) and her husband Craig, Aidan Samol, Dylan Samol, and Nicholas Samol; and one great-grandchild, Emmett Fedak. Albert was an avid Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns fan. He enjoyed fishing and loved being by the water. He wouldn’t pass up an opportunity to get out in a boat with his son Mark. He enjoyed sitting out on his back deck enjoying the sunshine or just sitting in his chair out in the front tree area overlooking the pond. He was content to be outside and just watch the cars pass on down the road. Albert was meticulous about his property and spent a great deal of time ensuring everything looked just right. He liked tinkering in his flower beds. Albert was a hard worker, both at work and especially at the house. He was always moving and doing something. Even as he got older, he still liked to do things for himself and always had a list of things to keep himself and others occupied. He was a great provider and taught us all to be self-sufficient and to work hard for what we wanted in life. He always wanted better for each of us and was very proud of all that we accomplished. Albert will be remembered for his generosity, his thoughtfulness, his honesty, and his deep love for his family. We will forever remember all the funny moments that he gave us. We all have our own special stories that we will carry in our hearts that will bring us smiles when we feel the tears coming.
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