KENSINGTON, Md. – Samuel Scolnik of Kensington, Md., died in his sleep on April 7.

Born and brought up in Lewiston, on Feb. 25, 1912, he attended Frye Grammar School and Lewiston High School, where he was a top scholar.

He graduated from Bates College in 1933, with a bachelor’s degree in economics and sociology. He was a Phi Beta Kappa Cum Laude. In his senior year he was the manager of the Bates Football Team that Yale tied 0-0 in 1932. He attended Duke University Law School and later transferred to Boston University, where he received his law degree.

He worked in the law office of Berman and Berman and also worked for himself. During World War II he was in the Army from 1942-1946. While in the Army, he married Mary Abromson, also a Bates graduate. After Army service he worked for the Veterans Administration Law Section in Togus.

In 1957 he transferred to the Veterans Administration in Washington, D.C., and was later promoted to the Veterans Board of Appeals. He retired in 1971. After retirement, he and his wife traveled in the USA, Europe and Israel.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Scolnik; sons, Stephen (Susan) and Louis (Joy Masoff) Scolnik; brothers, William and Edward Scolnik; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Temple Emanuel in Kensington, Md., on April 9. Interment Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Adelphi, Md.

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