In Memory

Samuel Kladitis


"I happened to come across information on the recent death of Samuel Kladitis, art teacher at Fort Hunt. I thought you might want to see this information. As of Sunday, September 13, 2015 the story was on the website Southern Maryland Online. A link to the story is:"

http://somd.com/announcements/obits/report.php?rec=11289

 

Kladitis, Samuel Nicholas

Birth: 1933-09-23

Residence: Pomfret, Maryland

Death: Tuesday, September 08, 2015

“Sam” Nicholas Kladitis, age 81, of Pomfret, MD died on September 8, 2015 at the Southern MD Hospital Center in Clinton, MD. Sam was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was fluent in three languages. He was a graduate of Youngstown University of a B.S. degree, the University of Colorado with a Master’s degree, and the George Washington University with a Master’s degree. He was also a high school art teacher and retired as the Fairfax County School System Art Chairman after 28 years of service.

After school retirement, he was in the U.S. Navy Security. He enjoyed going to the gym daily to visit with his friends. He is the son of the late Nicholas Samuel and Evangeline Economides Kladitis. He was also predeceased by his sister, Neina Koufou. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gale Strickland Kladitis; his sons, Johnathan Alexander Kladitis and Nicholas Samuel Kladitis; and his sister, Mary Lipak.

There was a memorial gathering on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Raymond Funeral Service Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Memorials are asked to the Last Chance Animal Rescue in Waldorf, MD. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

 

- Submitted by Lynn Earman, Sep 13, 2015

 

Kladitis, Samuel Nicholas

Birth: 1933-09-23
Residence: Pomfret, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
 

 


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Samuel “Sam” Nicholas Kladitis, age 81, of Pomfret, MD died on September 8, 2015 at the Southern MD Hospital Center in Clinton, MD.

Sam was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was fluent in three languages. He was a graduate of Youngstown University of a B.S. degree, the University of Colorado with a Master’s degree, and the George Washington University with a Master’s degree. He was also a high school art teacher and retired as the Fairfax County School System Art Chairman after 28 years of service. After school retirement, he was in the U.S. Navy Security. He enjoyed going to the gym daily to visit with his friends.

He is the son of the late Nicholas Samuel and Evangeline Economides Kladitis. He was also predeceased by his sister, Neina Koufou. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gale Strickland Kladitis; his sons, Johnathan Alexander Kladitis and Nicholas Samuel Kladitis; and his sister, Mary Lipak.

There will be a memorial gathering on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 2:00-3:30PM at the Raymond Funeral Service Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Memorials are asked to the Last Chance Animal Rescue in Waldorf, MD. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

 

 



 
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09/17/15 04:10 PM #1    

John Shortridge

I knew Sam well, he had a tremendous sense of humor and was always upbeat. Unfortunately we did not stay in contact after his retirement! One moment, I will always cherish with others, I bought an old chevy station wagon from him for $300, using his tremendous art skills, he had painted it completely with a paint brush, an ugly gray as I recall!  He took a lot of jabs from his fellow teachers!! Sam was a kind and generous man, his passing was a great loss--  I can still picture his mellow smile in my old brain cells-


05/11/16 10:46 PM #2    

Priscilla Beverly Glynn (1974)

 

I had Mr. Kladitis for art in my freshman year.  I will always remember how generous he was with his time and that he never played favorites, giving each student his or her fair share of instruction and attention.  I think it's wonderful that donations in his name went to Last Chance Animal Rescue, a true testament to the kind of man he was.


08/01/17 11:27 AM #3    

Elizabeth Ann Pepper (Page) (1969)

It appears Mr. Kladitis was actually 91 at his passing. Mr. Dunn and Mrs. Fox were great teachers , but Mr. K was the best. He was always happy, fun, inspiring, and ready to help.  He gave me the desire to be creative and try new things. 

 


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