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09/30/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
Sam Binder

Samuel Binder
(30 Apr 1922 - 27 Sept 2011)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    We have another sad Memorial Edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Friday morning.    Sam Binderfather of    Wilma Binder Morris ('67) and Cindy Binder Barrack, passed away in Newport News on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at the age of 89.  May his memory be for a blessing always.

   Sam's mother, Rose, was our closest neighbor in Stuart Gardens when I was in high school, and has always been one of the women I most admired.

From the Daily Press - 09/30/11:

     Sam Binder  

NEWPORT NEWS - Sam Binder, 89, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at Commonwealth Assisted Living. Born April 30, 1922, he was the 5th child of Israel and Rose Binder.

Sam was preceded in death by his siblings, Jake, Charles, Lena, Harry and William.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Ruby Powell Binder; two daughters, Wilma and Charles Morris, and Cynthia and Gerald Barrack; one brother, Theodore Binder; and many nieces and nephews. Sam is also survived by his caring neighbors.

Sam was employed for 74 years at Leon Smith Market, Colonial Store, Big Star, Games Market and Seaford Market. After retiring, as past president of the Tidewater MC Club, he enjoyed 13 years of Surry Dirt Drags and Richmond Centre Shows to Daytona Bike Week to the Astrodome to N.Y. State Fairgrounds, on to the Arctic Circle in Sweden building race motors. Sam was a member of the Adath Jeshurun Synagogue for more than 60 years.


Sam Binder




A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601, with the burial immediately following in the Jewish Cemetery of the Virginia Peninsula. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.

Our loved one no longer suffers.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the or your favorite charity.
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Published in the Daily Press from September 30 to October 1, 2011.
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September 30, 2011

To Cindy,
I was saddened to hear of your father's passing, My heart goes out to you and your loved ones. I will keep you in my prayers.

~ Misha White, Williamsburg, Virginia

September 30, 2011

Miss Ruby and family, We are so sorry to hear this. What a great guy and neighbor. We loved him dearly. So many great memories of you all. We will keep his memories alive. Love you and Miss you. Deena and Joel Carney

~ Deena Carney, Stuart, Florida

September 30, 2011

Aunt Ruby, Cindy and Wilma, we are so sad to hear of Uncle Sam's passing, he will be in our hearts forever. Love you all!
Mike and Tina Binder

~ Mike Binder, Zebulon, North Carolina

September 30, 2011

  Ruby, Wilma, Butch and family.

Redia and I are so saddened to hear of your loss. We hope our prayers will comfort the family in these hours of grief. Sam was a wonderful and gentle man who loved his family dearly. May God bless him and care for him. If we can be of any service please call on us. Redia and I will keep you in our prayers.

~ Larry & Redia McLamb, Newport News, Virginia

September 30, 2011

Dear Ruby and Family,
It was sad to hear of Sam's passing. What a wonderful person! He was just a great guy.
The whole family, to Wilma and Butch and Cynthia, we send our deep condolences. Ruby, you and Sam have done a lot for our community. Much love to you and your family.

~ Mickey and Carol Marcella

September 30, 2011

Dear Cindy and Family
My sincere sympathy. He is resting comfortable now and will continue to watch over his entire family. Love to you all!

~ Denise Creasman, Williamsburg, Virginia

September 30, 2011

Dear Cindy,

I remember you and your dad from Stuart Gardens and I will keep you in my prayers.

~ Diane Hicks Nortness


September 30, 2011

I remember knowing Sam when I was a little girl and what a nice, funny person he was. My dad was Jim Grasty, and he thought the world of Sam. Rest in peace.

September 30, 2011

Mrs. Binder, Wilma, Butch and family
I was so sorry to learn of Mr. Binder's passing. We know that Alzheimer's is commonly called . . . the long goodbye. Peace does come. We grieve and have joy at the same time to know he is at peace. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Linda L. Lane, Williamsburg, Virginia

October 01, 2011

Mrs. Binder, Wilma & Cynthia,
Our most sincere condolences to the Binder family in the passing of Mr. Binder. You are in our prayers.
Greg & Shirley Campbell

~ Greg Campbell, Williamsburg, Virginia

October 01, 2011

Patti and I send our heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Binder and the entire family. Mr. Binder was a fine gentleman. Ron & Patti Smith

October 01, 2011 

So sorry for this time you and family are going through. Sam is a good guy and great neighbor. For 25 years my family has had Sam and Ruby on the corner and it's been very comforting. The two of you have been inspiring to watch. We'll miss Sam in person but will always remember him each time we pass by the corner.

October 01, 2011 

Dear Mrs. Binder and family,

I was home visiting my parents for Rosh Hashana this week and heard about Mr. Binder's passing. Please accept my and my husband Matt's condolences on your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

October 03, 2011

  Wilma and Butch,
I was saddened to hear of your dad. My heart goes out to you as I am, as we speak planning my own father's funeral as he passed away on the 29th. I hope you are able to find peace in the coming weeks and days. Both our fathers will be in my prayers.

October 04, 2011 

Dear Ruby, Wilma and Cindy,
We were saddened to learn of Sam's passing. I remember him as a sweet and gentle man who loved his family...his precious girls. May G-d bless you and give you strength.

~ Natalie and Russell Winkler, Las Vegas, Nevada

October 05, 2011


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the entire Binder family and their friends at this time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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