Sean M. Samolis, 19, passed away suddenly on Thursday. He was born in Potsdam, but lived in the Syracuse area since age 5. He was a 2010 graduate of Jamesville-DeWitt High School and received the Auto Collision Certification from BOCES.
Sean was a founding team member of the Syracuse Silverbacks Youth Rugby team, an avid snowboarder, and enjoyed dog sled racing, a hobby he shared with his grandfather. Sean was most recently employed by The Events Company as a Production Assistant.
Sean is survived by his parents, Kevin and Nicole Samolis of DeWitt; a brother, Matthew, a graduate student at Syracuse University; maternal grandparents, Gail Thew of Waddington and Spencer Thew of South Colton; paternal grandparents Victor and Clare (deceased) Samolis of Warwick, RI and a large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and neighbors who loved him dearly and will miss him terribly.
Services are 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 9 at Holy Cross Church, 4112 East Genesee Street, DeWitt. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, February 8 from 4 - 7 p.m. at Eaton-Tubbs-Schepp Funeral Home, 7191 East Genesee Street, Fayetteville. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Sean M. Samolis Memorial Fund, 124 Orvilton Drive, DeWitt, NY 13214.
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