Samuel Benedict
Samuel Benedict

Obituary of Samuel John Benedict

Samuel John “Sam” Benedict, 43, of Walton, NY, passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 9, 2020, in his home. Born January 21, 1977 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of Lois Ann Sembower and the late John Matthew Benedict. Sam attended Brooklyn Friends School in Brooklyn, NY from Kindergarten through 12th grade, and made many friends along the way. Everyone who knew Sam was touched by his gentle spirit, his unparalleled wit, and his complicated, beautiful mind. Sam was a gifted writer, with his local interest features appearing in the Oneonta Daily Star and the O-Town Scene. He donated time to his community by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, and as a literacy advocate for adult learners. He was an avid animal-lover. At the time of his passing, Sam was working for Love and Hope Animal Sanctuary in Franklin, NY. Survivors include his mother, Lois Ann Sembower; current spouse, April Lynn Ford, and their cat, Nicolas; ex-wife, Jemmy Delva; and many close friends, including Chris Price and Ryan Bartlett. He is predeceased by his father, John Matthew Benedict. A memorial service to celebrate Sam’s life will be held at a day and time to be announced. Memorial donations in Sam’s memory may be made to Love and Hope Animal Sanctuary, Inc., 95 Stewart Road, Franklin, NY 13775. Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton, NY. To leave a message of peace and comfort for Sam’s family, please visit his online tribute at www.courtneyfh.com
A Memorial Tree was planted for Samuel
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Courtney Funeral Home