In Memory



James Alan Samuels

February 27, 1951July 30, 2019
Obituary of James Alan Samuels

James (Jim) A. Samuels, beloved life partner of Ofelia Bernstein. Treasured son of the late Myron and Hildreth Samuels and brother of Arlene (Steven) West. Adored uncle of Allison (Max) Avner and Eric West, and great-uncle of Hank Avner. Services will be Friday, August 2 at 11 AM at the Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple 23737 Fairmount Blvd. Beachwood, Oh. Interment Mt. Olive Cemetery. Shiva will be held at the Solomon – Glick residence, FRIDAY FOLLOWING SERVICES AND INTERMENT UNTIL 8 PM. SATURDAY 6 PM-9 PM. Jim had an extraordinary ability to create strong and lasting friendships. He devoted his life to Tikun Olam - repairing our world and our community- through his profound leadership of organizations too numerous to list. Friends can help preserve his legacy by contributing to the newly-created James A. Samuels Social Action Fund to support social action programming at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple (

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07/31/19 07:21 PM #1    

Patricia Stipetich (Flora)

My heart is breaking with sympathy for Jim's family and friends. May he rest in peace and love.

08/01/19 04:03 PM #2    

Cherie S. Lewis

I have so many happy memories about Jim, both in high school and in the decades since.  He seemed to have a gift for friendship and always exuded kindness.  He left us far too soon.

08/01/19 04:51 PM #3    

Steven P. Fisher

Will miss him so much..... 


Steve Fisher

08/14/19 10:32 PM #4    

Donna Kaufman (Walter)

Hard to put words together to honor Jim.  He was definitely one of a kind.  All of the beautiful words spoken at his funeral were so true.  He will truly be missed by all.  He is in my heart forever.

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