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Samuel A. Waters Jr.

Samuel A. Waters Jr.
Ocean Pines

Samuel A. Waters Jr. of Ocean Pines, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2024, at the age of 85.

Sam was born on April 18, 1940, to Samuel A. Waters Sr. and Evelyn Hahn Waters in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Camden High School in 1957, he attended Rutgers University for two years until enlisting in the Army in 1961.

He served three years in the Army before being recruited by the National Security Agency. During his 39-plus years with NSA he traveled all over the world supporting the mission of the agency. One week after retiring in March 2001, he went back to work as a contractor in the same office for another 5-plus years. He was blessed to love what he did for a living saying he never worked a day in his life. His loyalty and commitment were unwavering as he patriotically served our country.

On April 8, 1961, he married the love of his life, Dorothy Robinson. They welcomed their oldest, Carl, in 1962, while Samual was deployed in Turkey. Three years later, their daughter Michele was born, then three years after that they welcomed Craig into the world.

Sam was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was also a true and loyal friend to many. When he wasn’t traveling the world, he was a dedicated, caring father. Always there for his kids’ and grandkids’ activities and sports, sometimes as a coach but always as a proud father.

After his children grew up, he began participating in many activities. Running over eight marathons, golfing, and playing tennis and platform tennis. He was very involved in the Ocean Pines platform tennis group, making many lasting friends. He was an avid Washington Capitals fan as well as a fan of the Redskins and the Orioles.

Sam was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Evelyn; and his brother, Carl.

He is survived by his loving wife of over 63 years, Dorothy; his son Carl (Heather) Waters; his daughter Michele Waters; his son Craig Waters; his four granddaughters, Danielle Akins, Courtney Shipp, Caitlyn Waters and Marley Waters; his step-grandsons Ryan and Dylan Caldwell; as well as five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of a service or memorial, my dad would want everyone to pay it forward, spread love and kindness. He wished to be remembered as a hardworking, loving father, loyal, unselfish friend, and respected colleague.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Coastal Hospice.

Arrangements are in the care of Eastern Shore Cremation and Funeral Service, 504 Franklin Ave. in Berlin.

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