Samuel Luis Lagmay

Sammy_pic_&_peom_0001Samuel Luis Lagmay, 77, better known as Sammy was born September 4, 1936 in Denver, Colorado to Benny and Mary Lagmay.  The family moved to Stockton, CA. in 1942 and then in 1946 to Wapato, WA. where Sammy grew up.  He spent much of his youth working on his Father’s farm, along with his many siblings. 

Sammy graduated from Wapato High School in 1955.  After graduation he attended Yakima Valley College, Central Washington University  and the University of Washington.  He served in the Army from 1959-1961. After leaving the service he moved to Seattle where he was employed by the Boeing Company for 30 plus years as an engineer, of which 19 of those years he worked in Boeing’s Wind Tunnel.  He later retired in 1995. 

Sammy was a man of great faith and attended various churches in the Seattle area.  He enjoyed spending holidays and get-togethers celebrations with his family.  He was a free spirit and liked to collect many various items. 

Sammy was preceded in death by his parents, Benny and Mary Lagmay; his brother, David; and nephew, Scott Lagmay Campbell.  He lost his battle with cancer on March 3, 2014 at Kindred Arden Rehab Center. 

Sammy is survived by 6 sisters:  Helen Lagmay (his twin); Andrea Korrell of Seattle, WA;  Eileen Garza of Las Vegas, NV;  Carmel Sullivan, of Olympia, WA.;  Gail Silsby of Honolulu, HI.;  Susie Pasco of Wahiawa, HI.  He is also survived by 4 brothers;  Leonard and Tommy Lagmay of Seattle, WA.;  Chuckie Lagmay of Wapato, WA.;  Augie Lagmay of Des Moines, WA.  He is survived by 11 nephews, 4 nieces and numerous great nieces and  nephews. 

Aloha to our beloved brother “Sammy” you will be missed.  Whenever we see storage units, we will Think of you fondly—— until we meet again! 

Services will be held on March 12, 2014, at  City View Church, 255 Hardie Ave SW., lRenton, WA. 98057.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations maybe made to the American Cancer Society.

18 Responses to “Samuel Luis Lagmay”

  • Scott Campbell says:

    Numbers 6:24-26

    New King James Version (NKJV)

    24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;
    25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
    And be gracious to you;
    26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
    And give you peace.”’

    with kind regards,

    Scott Campbell
    Kent, WA

  • Nikki Davis says:

    My prayer goes out to the Lagmay )family, I would like to express my condolence at this time to your family. The Bible is a great source of encouragement at times like this, a comforting thought is at Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”

  • eileen garza says:

    Vaya con Dios mi hermano!

  • sue pasco says:

    Glad I was there for you during your last month of life. You will be missed. Love sister Sue

  • Eric Sullivan says:

    Uncle Sammy will be remembered for all that he gave to his family, literally. The cousins will always remember the 4th of July’s, trips, school close shopping, house cleanings, Christmas, and especially Thanksgiving holidays. I will miss cutting turkey and not having a leg to save for uncle. Rest in Peace.

  • Cathey Anderson says:

    To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 Uncle Sammy I will always cherish the season we shared. And my most fondest memory of you, as I woke up early one morning as we spend some family time at the Cabanas at Turtle Bay. To see you walking down the beach in your PJ’s and sleep cap. Brushing your teeth as if it was your own private.dressing room. It always make me laugh. Thanks for the memory!!!!
    And thanks for all the times you blessed my children. Now it is your time of peace. Rest Uncle Sammy I know you are special in God’s eyes.

  • Michael New says:

    Dear Sammy

    Crazy, and loved!!!! You will never be forgotten! Thank you for being you! A very special person in our lives….. and hearts….

    Safe and at peace now…

  • Carmel Sulllivan says:

    Brother Sam,
    You were one in a million and you moved to a different drummer. You left us with a lot of wonderful memories & “things”. Thank you. God be with you til we meet again. Your Sister Carmel

  • Stefany Martinez says:

    Uncle Sammy,

    I will always remember you. Our family gatherings, and our trip to Hawaii together. But my favorite is when you would give me a hug, pinch my cheeks, and call me your Minnie Ha Ha. Those memories I will keep on my heart forever. Thank you for being such a kindhearted sweet person. You will be missed. Be at peace with your loved ones and God Bless. Until we meet again! Love you always.
    Your Minnie HaHa,

  • Mary Ella Calvan Ruiz says:

    Cousin Sammy..I will always remember you when you visited the family in Richmond, California. Our trips to San Francisco, pier 39 and Fisherman,s wharf. family weddings and parties
    So much fun, so many memories. T hanks for watching my son’s (James Ruiz) ball games when he played in Washington, he was able to meet the family. I will miss you, your family was blessed to have you . God is with you now and God bless your family. Love cousin Mary. (Ramona’s Calvan’s daughter)

  • Leon Lagmay says:

    Uncle Sam, you will forever have a special place in my heart. You will be missed.

  • Tani Sullivan says:

    Dearest Samuel,

    Your quirky personality and love for tangibles will never be forgotten within our family. Thank you for great memories and you will forever be missed.

    With love,

  • Pono Sullivan says:

    Sam was a great man with an even greater appetite lol. An appetite for life and love. He was always there and no holiday started without Uncle Sam. I love you and we wil all miss you. Rest in peace uncle

  • Nicole Campbell says:

    My life wouldn’t have been the same without you in it Uncle Sammy. I couldn’t have asked for a greater Uncle than you. I remember when you let us paint your house & we painted your railing gold and black in a swirl design…& you didn’t fuss, you just let us do it & the best part is you left it that way for a while. I really appreciated the shopping trips for school, spending time with you when I’d come to Seattle & your visits to Hawaii. Catamaran Dinner Cruises, Island Hopping or just going to the beach to play in the water you lived life to the fullest and I could see it. Thank you for the memories Uncle Sammy, you will forever be loved & missed.
    Rest In Love

    Rest In Love Uncle Sammy

  • Keola Pasco says:

    Dearest uncle Sammy ,
    My fondest memories of you were when I was I little kid when you come and visit us in Hawaii . We would swap meet , beach and do whatever’s it’s was so awesome to be around you . It was even better cause you would buy us toys that my mom and dad wouldn’t cheeeeeee!!! But what would crack me up is every time we would go to the beach you would wear these cut off jean shorts that would collect about 5lbs of sand in it every time it was just to funny . Thank you for all the wonderful memories ! You will truly be missed but never forgotten .
    Rest in paradise
    Love ,
    Pasco Ohana😄

  • Nephew Lyle says:

    Uncle Sammy was a wonderfully unique person who always had a way to make others smile. When I read others talking about him, he is still creating smiles, and he’s certainly continuing the happiness in Heaven. God bless you, Uncle Sammy!

  • Mele Silsby says:

    Uncle Sammy,
    Loved how u could be so funny without hardly saying a thing. U would always answer me with “MmHhmm!” I will miss u, dear Uncle, and ur quirkiness, generosity, and love. My fondest memories is of ur visits to Hawai’i and the summers at Turtle Bay. Thank u for the best school clothes shopping I ever had, even though my mom scolded me for spending ur $. Sorry. Our family get togethers will never be the same, but we all have the greatest memories to share! So happy u have ur new body and are no longer in pain. Miss u Uncle! Until we meet again! Lots of love and aloha, Mele Kalani

  • Grady Moreland says:

    I will miss you Uncle Sam!
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful family with me, on Thanks Giving Day. You have left a great many fond memory, with those who love you. I’m glad I was able to share one with you.
    You have blessed my heart Uncle Sam! Until we meet again… save a seat at the table for me.


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