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Robert L. Sampson, 86, formerly of Ipswich, died April 13, 2016, at Colonial Poplin Nursing Home in Fremont, N.H.

He was born in Portland, Maine, April 9, 1930, a son of the late Lewis H. and Anna (Mulkern) Sampson.

Raised in Portland, he graduated from Portland High School, Class of 1948. He received his Bachelor degree from Gorham State Teachers College, Gorham, Maine, and his Masters degree from Salem State College. He was a member of the National Science Foundation at Ohio State University and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the US Navy.

Mr. Sampson taught science at the elementary and high school level within the Gloucester school system for 35 years, retiring in 1992. He moved to Ipswich in 2002, coming from Gloucester.

He was a member of the National Science Teachers Association, Order of St. Luke the Physician, was active with the Boy Scouts of America for over 40 years and enjoyed fresh water fishing.

He was the husband of the late Elizabeth B. “Betsy” Sampson, who predeceased him in 2012.

Family members include his son, Timothy B. Sampson and wife, Nicole Legendre of Fremont, N.H.; three grandchildren, Micaela, Hannah and Jessica; his brother, Walter A. Sampson and wife, Edna of Nordheim, Texas; brother-in-law, Irv Morris and wife, Ellie of Simsbury, Conn.; his niece, Julia Morris Ogden and husband, Stephen; and two great-nephews, Malcolm and Christopher.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 23, 2016, in the West View Cemetery, Nason Road, Hampton Falls, NH. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Most Holy Trinity Monastery, 67 Dugway Road, Petersham, MA 01366. Arrangements are by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton, NH. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com, to view Bob’s memorial website, sign his tribute wall, or for directions.
Published on  April 19, 2016
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