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Sam Bazaman, 89, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2010, at Hermann Memorial Southwest Hospital. He was born on September 19, 1920, and reared in Galveston, Texas. He received his education in the public schools in his beloved city, and his Hebrew education from Congregation Beth Jacob. Sam began his career in the bicycle business after serving his country and being honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force in 1946. He owned and operated West End Cycle Company. He was well known for his distinguished service in Galveston’s Jewish Community.
Sam’s involvement in Jewish activities began at an early age with young Judea and A.Z.A., then on to B’nai Brith and the Galveston County Jewish Welfare organization. He was the Commander of the Jewish War Veterans Post 410, a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. Sam’s first love was for his Congregation. He served on the Board of Trustees as treasurer, vice-president and president. He was honorary Gabbi of his Congregation. Sam was best known and respected for his involvement in the Chevra Kadisha (Burial Society) since 1955. He was honored with a testimonial dinner for his many years of dedicated work as Chairman of Beth Jacob Cemetery.
In 1944, Sam married Yetta Kreisler. They remained happily married until her death in 1989. From this marriage three children were born. Sam was currently married to his beloved wife Natalie, who has three children and five grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. at Congregation Beth Jacob Cemetery, 61st & T, Galveston, Texas, with Rabbi Daniel Horowitz officiating.
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