Samuel Rowlette Joseph died Friday, May 14, 2010 at his home in Anchorage. He was 3 years old.
Family and close friends held a celebration of Sam's life Saturday, May 22, 2010 at The Alaska Zoo in Anchorage.
Sam was born October 24, 2006 to Timothy R. and Karee A. Joseph at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.
Sam loved eating fish with Grandma, surfing on Daddy's back, taking his beloved dog "Bup" to the dog park, and skiing with Papa. Sam taught us to share and gave us purpose. As children do, he kept us honest, his family wrote.
Sam was preceded in death by his great-grandfathers Arthur A. Joseph Sr., George W. Esary, and Joe Hudson; Nana Charlene T. Esary; godfather and namesake Timothy L. Rowlette; and cousin Zachary Saxton-Esary.
Sam is survived by his parents, Timothy R. and Karee A. Joseph; grandparents, Susan Robinson, Arthur A. Joseph, Dean Robinson, and Bradley W. Esary; great-grandparents, Alfred Miller, Paul and Mary Starr, Joan Esary, and Doreen Hudson; Aunt Diane and Uncle Carl Russell (Tayler, Dillon and Tristan); Uncle Jesse and Sheila Woods (Ian); Aunt Christine and Uncle Tim Kane (Jacob, Ryann and Caden); Uncle Steven and Aunt Carla Esary (Christopher, Kaitlin, Dylan, and Carson); and Uncle Shannon and Aunt Dale Massey (Savannah and Landon).
Memorial bequests can be made in the name of Samuel R. Joseph, to the Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99507. A permanent bench and plaque will be placed at the wolf exhibit.
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