A very familiar face around town and at the college, Sam joined us as an adjunct instructor in 1974. He taught the evening acting classes for several years; he also directed, produced and acted in many Summerfest Musicals, and assisted the college in the design phase of the new building.
Sam passed away in the summer of 1995. His wife Adele and their two daughters (Shana and Taya, both veterans of Summerfest a long time ago) worked with a local sculptor who has designed a bust of Sam which graces the main lobby of the Performing Arts Center. The sculpture depicts Sam in the role of Tevya from Fiddler on the Roof on his most beloved role.
Sam also taught in San Leandro High School and UC Berkeley.