Samuel Fagan

Samuel Fagan 12/20/1863-3/26/1960

Family- Children: Rose, Ida, Bessie, Frank, Billie and Sophie

Fagan came from Riga, Latvia. He had a grocery business. He was always a determined man. In later years he had a number of strokes and was told he would never walk again. Not only did he get up and walk, he was determined to go to his granddaughter's wedding in Richmond. His daughter, with whom he was staying, told him he absolutely couldn't go. On the morning of the drive up, the daughter found a note on the kitchen table, informing her that he had taken the bus and would meet her up there.

He loved his children, adored his grandchildren and was putty in the hands of his great grandchildren. When his son-in-law, Morris, died in a tragic car accident, Sam came out of retirement and helped run the produce store.

He was a charter member of the Chevra Kadisha and a charter member of Beth El. He was universally loved by everyone. He also had a great sense of humor. When he was dying, he gathered his extended family around him. Everybody waited for words of wisdom, but he said that the food in the hospital was terrible and that nobody made toast like his daughter.