Bernard Sampson, 86

Bernard Sampson, 86, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Emerald Crossings.

He was born on Jan. 12, 1927, to the late James and Matilda Sampson in Lima. Bernard was a fun-loving family man and outdoorsman with a passion for the Buckeyes and Roughriders, and an appreciation of good food and travel. He was a long-time member of St. Andrew Catholic Church.

Bernard was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mary Ann Sampson.

He is survived by his children, Sandy (Ed) Jackson, Ed (Beverly) Sampson, Sue (Bill) Brough, Chuck (Jan) Sampson and Don (Erene) Sampson; grandchildren, Amanda (Sam), Jeremy (Angela), Niki, Michelle (John), Chris, Nick, Ryan, Aaron and Coley; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Ava, and Khori; siblings, James “Jim” (Betty) Sampson, Jean Young, Merle (Mary) Sampson, George (Charlotte) Sampson, Thelma Houser, Mitilda “Tillie” Washburn, Shirley (Clay) Davis, and Albert (Cathy) Sampson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1899 McCoy Road, Columbus, OH, 43220, the Rev. Michael Watson, officiant.

Immediately following the mass, a light luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church.

Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 540 Officecenter Place Suite 100, Gahanna, OH, 43230, or to the charity of your choice.

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