Andre D. (Erdman) Martin-Sams passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014 after her extended fight with Alzheimer’s. Andre was born April 20, 1934, to parents, Carlton F. and Nina I. Erdman, who preceded her in death.
Andre is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Robert F. Sams. She is also survived by her sister, Carol R. (Popo) Erdman; daughters, Diana (Len) Smeltzer and Denise (Ken Bushong) Martin; grandchildren, Donald R. (Jessica) Kiser, Gabriela M. Smeltzer, and Richard C. Smeltzer; grandson, Robert F. Mann Sams (Kendra); great-grandson, Ryder Z. Kiser; stepchildren, Robert F. (Rose) Sams, Jr., Anthony W. Sams, Phenecia M. Curry and Wanda F. Sams; many other grandchildren and great-grandchildren and special friends, Joyce H. Thompson and Rose Ann DiNapoli.
Andre retired from the University of Akron. She was proud of her education, which included a Masters in English and Bachelors of Library Science, and was also a Paralegal. She was a great contributor of the Humane Society and a member of the Copley Historical Society for many years.
The family will have a private family memorial service. Cremation has already taken place.
Donations may be made to Hospice of Visiting Nurse, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, OH 44333 or the Humane Society of Greater Akron, 7996 Darrow Road, Twinsburg, OH 44087.
Adams Mason Funeral Home and Crematory, 330-535-9186