Hugh B. Sampson, retired fire policeman

March 19, 2013
Hugh Sampson

Hugh B. Sampson, 75, of Lewes, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013, in Milford.  He was born Aug. 17, 1937, in Washington, D.C., son of the late Hugh Beuford Sampson Sr. and Margaret Manderson (Long) Sampson.

Mr. Sampson graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1955. He received his AA in law enforcement from Maryland University. Mr. Sampson was a draftsman with the Southern Railroad before joining the Montgomery County Maryland Police Department in 1961, where he served in various positions, including K-9, and retiring as sergeant in 1984.

Mr. Sampson continued to work with the U.S. Marshal’s Service in Greenbelt, Md. until his final retirement to Delaware in 1999. During his retirement, Mr. Sampson stayed busy volunteering 11 years for the Lewes Fire Police and also serving several years for the Delaware State Police at Troop 7.

Mr. Sampson enjoyed Civil War reenactments, especially the 4th Virginia Calvary Unit. He had a terrific sense of humor, a dry wit and could always make you laugh. He loved his coffee, his dogs and above all else, his family. Mr. Sampson will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Sampson was preceded in death by his fraternal twin brother, Harley Sampson, who passed away three years ago to the day, March 17, 2010; and his beloved German Shepherd Wolf. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Bobbie; his son, Todd Sampson and his wife, Kendra of Jefferson, Md.; his two daughters, Tracey Kaul  and her husband, David of Westminster, Md. and Tara Walker and her fiancé, Mark Berkheiser of Magnolia; and his six grandchildren: Dustin, Alex, Jack, Holly, Ryan, and Lindsay.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 29,  at the National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, Va., where friends may visit beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will immediately follow. Friends may also visit from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 28, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Seaside Church, P.O. Box 443, Lewes, DE 19958, Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963, or the Montgomery County Police-K9 Corps, P.O. Box 8351, Gaithersburg, MD 20898.

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