Beloved Husband, Father, Poppy, Brother, Uncle, Friend

(1/29/32 - 11/21/07)


Photo taken in Wakodahatchee Wetlands by Cousin Sandy Oommen, February 2005, captures the precious smile and twinkle in his eye so familiar to those who knew him.

Go to More SMILES on the face and in the being of Sam Finkelstein.

To read Sheila's expression of love and that of family and friends, download the PDF file by clicking on SAM'S EULOGY. If you need Adobe Reader® software, you can download it now at Adobe Reader

SONGS GRANDDAUGHTER KAITLYN SANG at the Funeral - recorded later at home by Uncle Joe Finkelstein -

in box on left of each image to play and on bars in center to pause. Kaitlyn was 15 years old at the time.

"ON MY OWN" from "Les Miserables" - Choice explained at the beginnning of the next recording.

"LITTLE MERMAID" sung to Poppy when she was 3 years old.

"HERO" from "Wind Beneath My Wings" - Kaitlyn did the full song at the service.

For more about his life see INTERVIEW with Sam for San Marco Matters and the segment on SAM on SAM and Sheila's bio page on Naturesplayground.

sheila pregnant with rob To view Sam's wonderful Black and White Photography, see BW PHOTOS on or click on the photo.

FRIENDSHIP - 67 plus years!! - see SAM and ALAN

SAM'S LIGHT WILL ALWAYS SHINE - see Picture to Ponder Issues - Vol 3 - Issue 63 and Issue 64 for Shivah Light and Rising Sun photos.


MP3 File as sung by Susan Stein, subscriber to PICTURE TO PONDER, who, in a condolence message, wrote to me:

"We sing the following lyrics to those at a distance that we cannot visit- and I am singing them for you and your loved ones:

I am sending you Light
To heal you, to hold you
I am sending you Light
To hold you in Love!"

I asked her to record it for us, which she beautifully and kindly did. Susan is a member of Threshold Choir, a group in California which sings at bedsides in hospitals and at home. For more information, listen fully to the recordingand then click on the Threshold link above.

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