Obituary of Michael S. Samsel
Michael Stanley Samsel (Mike) 75, of Oxford, NY passed away on April 1, 2019, with his devoted family by his side. He is now at peace after fighting a long battle with a heart condition. Mike was born on November 27, 1943, in New Milford Connecticut, son of the late Joseph and Beulah Samsel. Mike leaves behind his loving wife of 49 years, Carol Anne (Cole) Samsel, his daughter and son-in-law Danya Samsel-Powell and Kevin Powell of Oxford, NY; his sons and daughter-in-laws, Cole and Deinah Samsel of Oxford, NY, and Heath and Meghan Samsel of Canastota, NY; his grandchildren who he loved so dearly, Devin and Alexa Powell, Summer and Natalie Samsel, Rebel and Jova Samsel (expected in May) and Kayla Welch (adopted granddaughter). Mike is also survived by his oldest son, Michael Cowart and his grandchildren Bailey and Blake, of Florida; sister-in-law Shirley (Morty) Palmer, niece Shannon and nephews Shawn, Dakota and Drew. Mike was pre-deceased by his three brothers, Bob, Dickey and Joseph Samsel, his niece Ashley Michael and his brother-in-law Tom. Mike spent his years traveling on his Harley, reading, cooking for his family and friends and caring for his animal family. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the heart and vascular team at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Their excellence and dedication enabled Mike to spend an additional 3 quality years with his family.
Respecting Mike's wishes, there will be no services. Donations in Michael's name can be made to the Chenango County SPCA of Norwich, NY: www.chenangospca.org/donate/. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Behe Funeral Home 21 Main Street, Oxford, NY 13830. Friends and family may share memories and condolences by visiting www.behefuneralhome.com
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