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Obituary of David Vere Sampson


David Vere Sampson, AKA Sam, 77, of Dryden, NY passed away on December 30, 2023. He was born on September 13, 1946, in Cortland, New York, the son of the late Orrin Leonard Sampson and Genevieve Conrad Sampson.

David attended Homer Central High School, and Tompkins/Cortland Community College. He was a veteran of the US Army and served proudly in the Vietnam War with the 25th Infantry Division and was an instructor at the United States Army Infantry School at Fort Benning in Georgia. He left the Army in August 1972 and was immediately employed by the Cortland Police Department and later by the Cortland County Sheriff’s Department and retired in 1998 as the Chief of Police at the Homer Police Department.

David is survived by his sons Patrick, Joseph, Jacob, and his only daughter Hope Kiley and their families. Thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

David is predeceased by his loving wife Marie Marion Sampson in 2016, his brother Orrin Leonard Sampson Jr. in 2019, and his sister Susan Reta in 1968.

There will be a remembrance get together at Bob’s Barbeque on Rte 281 North of Homer NY, on Saturday May 4th at 2pm.

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