Johnson Walton Funeral Home

George E. Sampson

George E. Sampson

George E. Sampson, 84, of Holland Township, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, NJ.

Born September 17, 1935 in New York City, George lived on the Lower East Side. At the age of fourteen, his family moved to Bradley Gardens, NJ, where he lived for many years, before moving to Holland Township in 1972. For decades, George was a self-employed carpenter and the owner of Sampson Construction. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and was a member of the American Legion Motorcycle Riders of Frenchtown and Riegelsville. George loved "anything with a motor", especially motorcycles and snowmobiles. One of his favorite pastimes was going on Poker Runs with his sons. He loved snowmobiling in Canada and New York, and traveling. His most memorable trip on a bike was to Sturgis, SD. George was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed many trips to Alaska and out west and recently fulfilled a lifelong dream to visit his father’s homeland of Malta. He always had a beloved dog at his side. Most of all, George was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Blower) Sampson, George is survived by his beloved wife of fifty two years, Joan R. Sampson, his two sons Michael Sampson and his wife Marion and Joseph "Butch" Sampson and his wife Melissa, his daughter Lynn Farley and her husband Glenn Panick, his five grandchildren Megan, Melanie, Eric, Zachery, and Gregory. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his daughter Leslie Dotson in 2012, his two brothers John Sampson and Paul Sampson, and his two sisters Betty Beyer and Carol Salerno.

The family will receive relatives and friends for a visitation on Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 2-4 PM at the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Holland Township, NJ. Entombment will be private at the St. Bernard Mausoleum in Bridgewater Township, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Common Sense for Animals, PO Box 589, Broadway, NJ 08808.


From: Beth and Billy Feehan
Our heart goes out to you and your family, Lynn. See you on Sunday. Love you.

From: Linda Passori
Joan, I was saddened to hear about George. I enjoy remembering the times we had in the Keys. George had a great sense of humor and a compassionate heart. Forrest and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

From: Erika Del Rocco
We are so very saddened to hear of George's passing. Our hearts go out to Joan and the entire family. We truly enjoyed having George as our neighbor and talking with him when we would come down to deliver eggs. Our boys are going to miss him. They just told me of the times that they would see George working outside on something and they would go over to say hello. George never seemed to mind that they were interupting him. In fact, he would tell them to wait while he went inside to grab them each a piece of candy before he sent them on their way. We are so grateful to have been able to know George and even though it was only for a short while he left a lasting impression on our hearts and especially the hearts of my children.

From: Angela and Keith Gilio
Missed and Butch Our condolences , thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

From: Lynn Shelton (Faethe)
"Uncle" George will forever hold a special place in my heart. He was a great part of my life growing up and his infectious laugh was always contagious! He was a wonderful man and the best friend to my father. May he rest in peace for eternity. My condolences to the family during this difficult time. Love, Lynn

From: Michelle, Jeff, Ava Jordan
So very sorry to hear of George's passing. We will miss him. Thoughts and prayers to you Joan, and the entire family.

From: Laurie Vosburg
Joan, So very sorry for your loss. Sending the sincerest of sympathies for your family. Love, Laurie

From: Greg&Brandie Heiser
But hue and family, sorry to here of Mr. Sampson’s passing. We will always remember the times with him heading down to Toys For Tots in the beginning of November. Great man, that raised a great family . You are I. Our prayers. Greg and Brandie Heiser

From: Sylvia crush( Hunterdon hiking club)
Dear Joan I’m so sorry to learn that George had passed on. I remember walking with him and your pup on the trail near honey hollow and galena lakes . We send our condolences to you and your family .

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