Obituary of Bruce W. Sampsell
Bruce W. Sampsell, 92, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Born September 25, 1925, in Chicago, IL, he moved to Syracuse with his family in 1933. He was a US Army veteran of WW II, serving with the Army Signal Corp in the China Burma India Theatre. After his return from the Army, he received his BA degree from Syracuse University in 1950.
Mr. Sampsell was first employed by the Eastwood News as an editor in training and later was employed by the Post Standard. He then became an Insurance Adjuster and worked for a total of 45 years with General Adjustment Bureau, Home Insurance Co., and Crawford & Co. International. After his retirement he worked part-time for local independent insurance adjusters. He was involved with the Boy Scouts of American, was a 30 year member of Fayetteville-Central City Lodge #305 F & AM and was a member of DeWitt Community Church.
Bruce enjoyed many summers sailing with his family on Skaneateles Lake, was a member of the Skaneateles Sailing Club, and enjoyed fishing on the St. Lawrence River with friends and listening to music.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Jacqueline; four children, Gareth Sampsell of Santa Monica, CA, Robin (TJ) Jackson of Marcellus, Todd W. (Scarlett) Sampsell of Manlius and Peter (Jean) Sampsell of DeWitt; three grandchildren, John Henry Jackson, Sophie Jackson and Jeanette Sampsell; and a nephew, David W. Sampsell, Jr. He was predeceased by his parents, Major C.W. and Bernice Sampsell; and his brother, David W. Sampsell.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Friday at DeWitt Community Church, 3600 Erie Blvd East, DeWitt. Members of the Masons will meet at the church for ritualistic services. Per his wishes there will be no calling hours.
In memory of Mr. Sampsell, kindly consider the Organ Fund at DeWitt Community Church.
Arrangements are with Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel.