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December 18, 2005
On Friday, December 16, 2005, IRWIN "IRV" SAMSON, beloved husband of Norma S. Samson (nee Oletsky), loving father of Steven Samson of Reisterstown, MD and Scott Samson of Baltimore, MD.; beloved father-in-law of Tina Samson and Missy Ferguson, devoted brother of Joel Samson of Owings Mills, MD; beloved brother in-law of Jane Samson, loving "Pop pop" of Sydney, Tate, Bryce and Peyton Maya Samson. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mt. Wilson Lane, on Sunday, December 18, at 1 P.M. Interment Mikro Kodesh-Beth Israel Congregation Cemetery, 6700 Bowleys Lane.
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HEALTH
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2013
Samson, the young male elephant who was diagnosed with a deadly virus at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore late last month, has continued to recover in recent days and has "turned a very positive corner" in his treatment, according to zoo officials. "His energy levels are very close to normal again, he's much brighter and a lot of his symptoms have either gone away or are nearly gone," Michael McClure, general curator for the zoo's animal department, said Thursday. McClure said he and his staff have been nursing Samson back to health around the clock for nearly four weeks and are encouraged by his recovery from the virus, known as elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus.
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NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2012
Samson, the Maryland Zoo's young elephant, made quick work of his vegetarian cake while a hillside of children and parents serenaded the birthday boy who is turning 4. His arching and nimble trunk first went for the prize, one of four big carrot candles atop a confection crafted of cornbread, mashed potatoes, squash, bananas and grapes, neatly garnished with lettuce. "He was actually smiling. I could have sworn he knew it was his birthday," said Sykesville resident Melissa Rectanus as she picnicked on pasta salad and strawberries with her husband, Michael, and children, Kelsey, Jessica and Abigail.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2013
A deadly virus has stricken Samson, the only elephant born at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in its 137-year history, but zoologists are hopeful that he will recover because the strain is thought to be less serious in his species. Samson also has survived longer than others with the virus. Caretakers first noticed the soon-to-be-5-year-old male looking lethargic Feb. 26, and feared it was a sign of what is known as elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus. They began treating him for the disease, which can kill within days, and tests confirmed the virus.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts | ed.gunts@baltsun.com | March 21, 2010
Carolin Salter missed Samson the Elephant's first birthday celebration last March, but she wasn't about to skip the party this year. So the Ellicott City resident rounded up her two nieces and a nephew and her parents on Saturday and found a prime spot to take in the festivities at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. "We heard about it on the radio," Salter explained. "It's not every day that you get to attend an elephant's birthday party." One of Salter's nieces, 3-year-old Charlotte, had just celebrated her own birthday, said her grandfather, Charles.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2013
A deadly virus has stricken Samson, the only elephant born at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in its 137-year history, but zoologists are hopeful that he will recover because the strain is thought to be less serious in his species. Samson also has survived longer than others with the virus. Caretakers first noticed the soon-to-be-5-year-old male looking lethargic Feb. 26, and feared it was a sign of what is known as elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus. They began treating him for the disease, which can kill within days, and tests confirmed the virus.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun reporter | August 23, 2008
You give your rambunctious toddler a nice soapy bath, and what's the first thing he does? He goes out and stomps in the mud, of course. It was no different this week for Samson, the 5-month-old African elephant at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. No sooner had keeper Marsha Zabarkes scrubbed him down with suds and a stiff brush and hosed him off than the busy 590-pound infant scampered off and immediately stepped in his mother's dung. Nice.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | June 27, 2009
The drama in the elephant yard wasn't apparent to the moms and small children who strolled by to see baby Samson, the African elephant born 15 months ago at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. "Ooh, look! The baby's coming out! That's awesome," they exclaimed. But just across the heavy metal fences, Samson's keepers were carefully orchestrating an introduction - the first without barriers - between the sometimes rambunctious Samson with his mother, Felix, and the two other adult females in the zoo's herd, Dolly and Anna.
FEATURES
By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | March 27, 1999
The notion of performing one of Handel's oratorios as an opera may strike some as strange. But that is exactly how the Baltimore Choral Arts Society presented Handel's "Samson" in two performances Tuesday and Wednesday at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills.Little wonder, therefore, that the society's music director, Tom Hall, may have expressed some trepidation in his program notes in reference to the production as "an experiment for us."He needn't have feared. The experiment was a brilliant success.
HEALTH
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2013
Samson, the young male elephant who was diagnosed with a deadly virus at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore late last month, has continued to recover in recent days and has "turned a very positive corner" in his treatment, according to zoo officials. "His energy levels are very close to normal again, he's much brighter and a lot of his symptoms have either gone away or are nearly gone," Michael McClure, general curator for the zoo's animal department, said Thursday. McClure said he and his staff have been nursing Samson back to health around the clock for nearly four weeks and are encouraged by his recovery from the virus, known as elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2012
Samson, the Maryland Zoo's young elephant, made quick work of his vegetarian cake while a hillside of children and parents serenaded the birthday boy who is turning 4. His arching and nimble trunk first went for the prize, one of four big carrot candles atop a confection crafted of cornbread, mashed potatoes, squash, bananas and grapes, neatly garnished with lettuce. "He was actually smiling. I could have sworn he knew it was his birthday," said Sykesville resident Melissa Rectanus as she picnicked on pasta salad and strawberries with her husband, Michael, and children, Kelsey, Jessica and Abigail.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts | ed.gunts@baltsun.com | March 21, 2010
Carolin Salter missed Samson the Elephant's first birthday celebration last March, but she wasn't about to skip the party this year. So the Ellicott City resident rounded up her two nieces and a nephew and her parents on Saturday and found a prime spot to take in the festivities at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. "We heard about it on the radio," Salter explained. "It's not every day that you get to attend an elephant's birthday party." One of Salter's nieces, 3-year-old Charlotte, had just celebrated her own birthday, said her grandfather, Charles.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | June 27, 2009
The drama in the elephant yard wasn't apparent to the moms and small children who strolled by to see baby Samson, the African elephant born 15 months ago at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. "Ooh, look! The baby's coming out! That's awesome," they exclaimed. But just across the heavy metal fences, Samson's keepers were carefully orchestrating an introduction - the first without barriers - between the sometimes rambunctious Samson with his mother, Felix, and the two other adult females in the zoo's herd, Dolly and Anna.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun reporter | August 23, 2008
You give your rambunctious toddler a nice soapy bath, and what's the first thing he does? He goes out and stomps in the mud, of course. It was no different this week for Samson, the 5-month-old African elephant at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. No sooner had keeper Marsha Zabarkes scrubbed him down with suds and a stiff brush and hosed him off than the busy 590-pound infant scampered off and immediately stepped in his mother's dung. Nice.
NEWS
By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,Sun reporter | April 27, 2008
Freshly scrubbed and primped for his grand entrance at the appointed moment yesterday morning - exactly 10 minutes before 10 - the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's baby elephant was introduced to his public, not at all fazed by the crowd thrilled to catch their first glimpse of the scampering calf. Along with the camera flashes and cries of "there he is," the pint-sized pachyderm got something else - a name. More than 1,600 names were submitted and more than 12,000 people voted, choosing the biblical name Samson for the first African elephant born at the zoo in its 132-year history.
NEWS
May 19, 2006
On Wednesday, May 17, 2006, EDITH FEIKIN (nee Sopher) beloved wife of the late Samson Edward Feikin, devoted mother of Doris "Dorie" Koman of Baltimore, MD, and Alan Feikin of Owings Mills, MD, dear mother-in-law of Jerome Koman and Carol Feikin, devoted sister of the late Thomas Sopher, Dora Abel, Bessie Bachrach, Mollie Bloom, Esther Sopher, Daniel Sopher, Aaron Sopher, Benjamin Sopher, Mollie Sopher, Mary Zervitz and Maurice Sopher, loving grandmother of...
NEWS
October 21, 2005
On Tuesday, October 18, 2005 NORE J. TENNEY (nee Joseph) loving wife C. Frank Tenney; beloved mother of Lisa Max of Reisterstown, MD and Ellen Samson of Roseland, NJ; devoted mother-in-law of Mark Max and Carl Samson; devoted sister of Carol Caplan of Baltimore, MD; loving grandmother of Mark, Michael and Nicole Max, Andrew and Justin Max and Alison and Erica Samson. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS. INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mt. Wilson Lane on Thursday, October 20 at 3 p.m. Interment at Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery-Berrymans Lane.
NEWS
By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | June 2, 1993
At the flea market on Manchester Day, it will be easy to pick out Bill and Arlene Samson's table. The Samsons will be selling African carvings and decorated ostrich eggs along with their Bibles and Christian books.The Samsons, who live in Manchester and attend Grace Bible Church, founded a nonprofit group called Christian Literature for Africa, dedicated to sending Bibles, hymnals and other materials to churches in southern Africa."Both my wife and I are full-fledged Christians," Mr. Samson said.
NEWS
December 18, 2005
On Friday, December 16, 2005, IRWIN "IRV" SAMSON, beloved husband of Norma S. Samson (nee Oletsky), loving father of Steven Samson of Reisterstown, MD and Scott Samson of Baltimore, MD.; beloved father-in-law of Tina Samson and Missy Ferguson, devoted brother of Joel Samson of Owings Mills, MD; beloved brother in-law of Jane Samson, loving "Pop pop" of Sydney, Tate, Bryce and Peyton Maya Samson. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mt. Wilson Lane, on Sunday, December 18, at 1 P.M. Interment Mikro Kodesh-Beth Israel Congregation Cemetery, 6700 Bowleys Lane.
NEWS
October 21, 2005
On Tuesday, October 18, 2005 NORE J. TENNEY (nee Joseph) loving wife C. Frank Tenney; beloved mother of Lisa Max of Reisterstown, MD and Ellen Samson of Roseland, NJ; devoted mother-in-law of Mark Max and Carl Samson; devoted sister of Carol Caplan of Baltimore, MD; loving grandmother of Mark, Michael and Nicole Max, Andrew and Justin Max and Alison and Erica Samson. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS. INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mt. Wilson Lane on Thursday, October 20 at 3 p.m. Interment at Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery-Berrymans Lane.
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