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Allen H. Samuels, Esquire

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - Updated: 10:43 AM

July 15, 2014

Allen H. Samuels, Esquire, of Rye Brook, formerly of New Hartford and Fort Plain, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Greenwich, CT.

He was born May 14, 1923, in Fort Plain, the son of the late Nathan and Rhoda Manning Samuels. He was a graduate of Fort Plain High School, Syracuse University and Albany Law School. He was a US Army veteran of WW II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. For many years, Mr. Samuels was an attorney in Fort Plains and was a past Director of Central Bank in Canajoharie. He was a former member and Past President of Temple Beth El in Utica and Past District Deputy of the Fort Plain Masonic Lodge.

Allen is survived by his wife, the former Ellen Cherr of Rye Brook, (formerly of New Hartford); his three sons, David (Melanie) of New Rochelle, Paul (Nurit Margulies) of New York City and Ronald (Laurie Cohen), of Newton, MA; his six grandchildren, Sarah (David Zalcmann), Stephanie, Adam, Rachel, Julie and Brian; his two great-grandsons, Owen and Joseph; and his sister, Norma Basloe of Herkimer; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Bernice Schaffer.

The funeral will be Thursday at 10 am at the Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., 470 French Road, Utica/New Hartford, with Rabbi Ronald Kopelman and Cantor Kalman Socolof officiating. Interment will be in Temple Beth El Cemetery, Whitesboro. Shiva will be observed in Rye Brook.

The family asks that donations in Allen's memory be sent to the Fort Plain Library or to Syracuse University.

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