William R. Samuel, 42, insurance salesman

September 20, 1998

Services for William R. Samuel, a former insurance salesman, will be held at 12: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Ebenezer AME Church, at 20 W. Montgomery St.

Mr. Samuel, 42, was found fatally stabbed Sept. 13 under the portico of the landmark Basilica of the Assumption on Cathedral Street.

Known as Ronnie, he grew up in Southwest Baltimore and graduated from Carver Vocational-Technical High School, where he distinguished himself in football and baseball and was nominated for the title of "Unsung Hero" in 1974.

He also worked for Mid-Atlantic Rubber Co. and the Children's Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, the former Tearia M. Green, whom he married in 1978; a son, Troy Samuel, and a daughter, Tamera Samuel; six brothers, Lorenzo, Andre, Rickey, Reginald and Kevin Samuel, and Darryl Lawson; and four sisters, Felisha Samuel, Debra Tucker, Janet Lane and Rhonda Blackwell, all of Baltimore; his father, William Thomason of Roanoke, Va.; his maternal grandmother, the Rev. Mary Ann Samuel of Baltimore; and a grandson.

Pub date: 9/20/98

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