Sam Hanselman photo taken by Glenn Hudson on the porch at Earth Tones in Merchantville, NJ.  Earth Tones carried Sam's bracelets and necklaces.
Ethel SAM Hanselman
  • 92 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 1, 1919
  • Place of birth:
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Date of passing: Dec 11, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States

This memorial website was created in the memory of our mother, Ethel SAM Hanselman, 92, born on December 1, 1919 and passed away on December 11, 2011. We will remember her always...

Sam was the youngest of 5 sisters, born when all but her sister Gladys was still at home.  Dorothy, Viola and Pauline were already married and starting families of their own in Lancaster, PA.  She favored her father who always called her "Babe" and as she matured, she remained forever innocent but coquetish.  She loved school and excelled in all subjects, graduating first in her class from the NEW McKaskey High School. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Barbara Hanselman on 12th December 2016

"Brisk and cold here but your cat, Babe, is nice & warm all curled up on top of the dryer; that is her new sleeping spot of choice.  She is still spry and able to leap tall tables in a single bound... well almost... when being pursued by Redford.  I think she must be about 16 years old now!"

This tribute was added by Barbara Hanselman on 1st December 2016

"2016, 5 years since the passing of Sam and we are in the throes of re-doing her condo to rent.  Ron and I believe she would LOVE the floating floors which have replaced the carpets and the freshly painted walls, new sink & john as well as a new garbage disposal.  Sam always liked her home to look it's best!"

This tribute was added by Barbara Hanselman on 1st December 2014

"We had Thanksgiving dinner again this year with Alan and Denise; Ron flew up from Florida with Cosmo and I made a Chocolate Decadence Cake for dessert. You would be so proud of what a nice cat Babe has become - she no longer bites the hand that feeds her!  Since we would always celebrate your birthday on Thanksgiving, it seems only right to keep you filled in on the doings of the day."

This tribute was added by Jackie Lagakos on 1st December 2013

"Will always remember the wonderful day we had at our mosaic workshop... and the Wonderful frame you created with Barbara's kiln cones.  I have them on my supply table for all my classes... when I show them... I always mention you and the great frame you and Barbara created."

This tribute was added by Barbara Hanselman on 1st December 2013

"Your birthday this year finds us without Stewart Underfoot who passed away October 19th, 2013.  His grave is marked with Jimmy's old headstone (which we brought back from Bally).  Baby, Ron and Cosmo are all here for this anniversary of your passing and as promised, I took one of your decoupage paintings to Alan and Denise when we went there for Thanksgiving dinner."

This tribute was added by Barbara Hanselman on 1st December 2012

"In honor of your 93rd birthday, I made your favorite cheese ravioli and meatballs for dinner tonight.  Ron and I really enjoyed them and so did his new little puppy, Cosmo, who you would like a lot more than Smudgie Baby does... but she is improving each day.  Stewie had his favorite Fancy Feast to celebrate your day."

This tribute was added by Barbara Hanselman on 21st December 2011

"Sam peacefully passed with Stewart Underfoot curled up next to her and her son, Ron and daughter, Barb at her side.  She will be remembered for her lifelong creative output - last year one of her decoupage paintings won 3rd place in the annual Camden County juried art show - and her love of all things beautiful."

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Barbara Hanselman


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