Samuel B. Shearer, of Huron, died Friday, July 26, 2013.
He was born July 17, 1922, in Columbus, son of the late Samuel B., Sr. and Marian (Schroyer) Shearer.
He served three years in the 7th Armored Division during World War II, moving through Normandy, northern France, Ardennes, and Central Europe.
Following his discharge, he attended Ohio University where he received a B.S. degree in Education, then went on to earn a M.A. degree in Literature from Kent State, and a M.S. degree in Library Science from Case Western Reserve. He also attended Oberlin College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Sam is remembered by many former students who passed through his English classes during the 30 years he taught at Sandusky High School. In 1994 he received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Sandusky High School Alumni Association.
Following his retirement in 1980 Sam taught classes at BGSU Firelands and Lorain County Community College.
Early in his teaching career, Sam was active in the Schoolmaster’s Club and for some time directed the high school plays. His interest in the theater took him to Harlequins Theater where he appeared in a number of productions including The Lion in Winter, Gin Game, and several Neil Simon comedies.
Sam is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Mielke) whom he married in June 1949; his sons, David (Terri), of San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Joel (Debbie), of Sandusky.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Harlequins Theater, 414 Wayne St., Rear, Sandusky.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, P. O. Box 1032, Sandusky, to the Humane Society of Erie County, or to Stein Hospice.