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Samuel M. Margolis  

Samuel M. Margolis was born in April 1945 in Philadelphia, son of Isadore H. Margolis and Adeline Margolis. He was named for his grandfather, who founded "S. Margolis" construction / building supplies in the early 1900s. The company manufactured glass brick, and was a well known business in Philadelphia for many years.

Samuel Margolis attended Penn State and Temple University, before receiving an MBA from George Washington University, where his first cousin was a longtime professor of medicine. Mr. Margolis was a member and supporter of Amnesty International. He married Mary Ann Walther in 1978, the two met when she was studying at Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine, in Philadelphia.

Mr. Margolis resided in Indianapolis, Indiana and spent the majority of his time entertaining family and friends. He was an avid reader, and was very interested in the news of the day. He often reminisced that he liked Indianapolis because the IndyStar was such an excellent newspaper.

Mr. Margolis was an active member of Beth-El in Indianapolis, and supported a host of charities. Foremost the medical institute founded by his father-in-law, Joseph E. Walther. Samuel Margolis was a proud father, and attained the status of honorary Hoosier. He passed away in October 1998, having left an indelible mark on his community, as a charitable and strong family man and humble supporter good causes, both in Indiana and internationally through Amnesty International.

Samuel M. Margolis, 53, died Tuesday, Oct. 20,1998.

Mr. Margolis worked at S. Margolis from 1971 to 1979 in Philadelphia, a builders supply co founded by his grandfather in 1899.

He managed to live while relying on kidney dialysis for 30 years.

A 1967 graduate of Penn State University, he received a master of business administration degree at Temple University in 1971

. He was a member of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck and of the Click Jewish Community Center.

Survivors include his wife. Dr. Mary Ann Walther Margolis, and sons Charles Joseph Margolis and Edward Abraham Margolis.

Services were Thursday, Oct. 22, in Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Meridian Hills Mortuary, Rabbi Sandy Sasso officiating.

Burial was in Beth-El Zedeck North Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Walther Cancer Research, American Jewish committee Memorial Fund for Susan Meier or the Kidney Foundation - The Indiana Jewish Post & Opinion Oct. 1998

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