Michael Joseph Samyan Jan 31, 1946 - Jun 09, 2019
Michael Joseph Samyan, 73, passed away peacefully on June 9th, surrounded by loved ones and at peace with his life. Never was there a more loyal and reliable son, husband, father, and grandfather than Mike. Born on January 31, 1946, he is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 51 years, Carla (Payes), his children, Michael Joseph Samyan Jr, Carla Hopkins (Mike), Donna Ward (Dan), and 6 loving grandchildren: Michael, Jake, Gianna Marie, Jessica Anna, Cole, and Peyton. In each of them, Mike’s sharp humor, quick laugh, direct manner, and undying devotion to family will live on forever.
Preceded in passing by his parents, Michael Richard Samyan and wife Anna (McCloskey), Mike was a dedicated 35-year US Post Office employee and an honorable veteran of the US Army, having served during the (2nd) Korean War, guarding the DMZ as a Military Policeman. He was an avid collector of baseball cards, coins and other keepsakes, and often displayed a keen and thrifty eye while antiquing with his Carla. He had a passion for collecting that will cascade for eternity through the many treasures he bestowed to his family and friends. Mike’s sharp wit and snappy personality will be missed by all who knew him, but his life’s stories will continue to be enjoyed through our story-telling, as we bask in the glow of his fond memories.
Visitation: Thursday, June 13 from 9:30-11 am at the Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home, 5980 Chichester Ave., Aston, PA. Eulogies: Thursday, June 13 at 11:00 am at the Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home. Burial: St Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield. In Lieu of Flowers: send memorial donations in Mike’s name to St Jude Foundation at http://giftfunds.stjude.org/michaelsamyan
Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home
Begins: Jun 13, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am5980 Chichester Ave
Aston, PA 19014
Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery
Jun 13, 2019 12:00pm - 12:15pm1600 S. Sproul Road
Springfield, PA 19064
linda connelly says:Submitted on: Jun 13, 2019
Carla, What can I say. Though I'm miles away today, I'm there in spirit reminiscing your life with Mike. And, yes, my memories of our wonderful teenage years together always include your love for Mike. What a great time we had together! There were those Saturday nights we looked for Mike only to discover he was where he told you he would be…. at home, under the hood of his car fixing something! He seemed to be more attached to cars than romance. However, one day…Mike finally woke up and realized you were also the love of his life. After all, your name is "Car"la.. Your adoration for each other never ceased over the years Who knew life would go by so quickly. Guess, now Mike is with many family members and friends, to include, of course, Bob Drennan and Jack Gruwell. Regardless of where Mike rests, I know he will have a watchful eye on you and the family. I hope to be able to travel to Philadelphia sometime this summer. I look forward to adding new experiences to our memories. Until then, I love you, dear friend. May you be at peace with your new stage in life. Your road is longer than Mike's, but he will always be by your side.
Vincent J. Grisafi says:Submitted on: Jun 11, 2019
Mike and I hung out together since we were ten. We weren't friends, we were Pals. The word Pal comes from a Roman verb meaning "to become brothers". You can have many friends, good friends, fair weather friends etc, but you Pal is like a brother, he always has your back, he's always on your side. We played stick ball and flag football together in the street. We shot pool together, but I don't remember ever beating him. We rode horseback together, caddied at Rolling Green together. We drank a lot of beer together, hung at the Hungry A together, cruised around in hot cars together with music blasting and the windows down, picking up chicks. We always had a good time. I'll miss reminiscing those old times with Mike. I'm pretty sure that right now, Mike is riding shotgun with Bob Drennan in Bob's old blue Plymouth, with the windows down and Elvis Presley music playing loud. Save a seat for me Pal! Vince
Kris says:Submitted on: Jun 11, 2019
Mike-you always made me laugh! I learned a lot from you and enjoyed chatting with you on the patio. You are sadly missed-but I find comfort in knowing that you now have comfort. I know you will always be with Carla and will continue to remind her of that! You adored her and she adored you--that can never be taken away--not even in passing on to the pearly gates. To Mike's Family--I keep you all in my prayers through this tough time.
Diane Sangillo says:Submitted on: Jun 10, 2019
Carla I’m so sorry to heat about Mike. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.