Sunday, August 19, 2012

Samuel Lujan, December 1967 - August 2012

"To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night, the day thou can then be false to no man...or something like that."

Sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning a co-worker, great friend, and amazing man passed away. His name was Sam.
I met Sam about four years ago when I started working at Comics Conspiracy. Sam was our Thursday guy. He knew so much about comics, Magic the Gathering, football, and the opposite sex. We became fast friends. A little over a year ago Sam's health took a turn for the worse, and I was the one who stepped in as the Thursday guy. I did a good job, but I could never replace Sam.
I last saw Sam a little over a month ago when he stopped by the shop to say hi. He was in good spirits and he was happy to be at the shop. He said he wanted to come in a few weeks to be on The Comic Conspiracy podcast, but he was unable to make it. He was on one episode of the podcast, Episode 53. It was a fun episode to record and I will always have fond memories of that episode.

(The Comic Conspiracy: Episode 53 cast Left to Right:Omar, Charlie, Ryan, Brock, and Sam)

Sam was a clown, a writer, a poet, a comic book nut, a listener, and most of all Sam was someone who could make you laugh. Serious when he needed to be and creepy when everyone was looking Sam made life seem less of a burden when he smiled.
I will miss Sam. The conversations, the jokes, and most of all I will miss Sam because he was a man I respected. I never heard his whole story, but I heard enough to know that Sam touched the lives of a lot of people, and he will be remembered. Rest in Peace Sam you deserve it.

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  1. I'm so sorry to hear that. RIP Sam.

  2. Sorry about your friend.

  3. Sam, was so much more to me than a Brother. He was my best friend, my rock, my sympathetic ear, so many things they cannot all be listed. My family and I thank you for your kind words. My Brother was so much to so many people. A man his Mother was proud to call her Son, A Brother like no other, a husband other women could only wish to have, a father who loved his children for when he held them he held the world in his arms, a family member no one could dislike, a friend with a heart and who truly cared. He made his friends feel like family and his family feel like we were simply just a part of him. Part of someone so precious and unique.

    Sam passed on Friday August 17th at 11:38 pm. Currently we do not have his cause of death. Sam has had some health problems over the past couple of years. He was diabetic and over 2 years ago had to start doing in home dialysis 6 days a week. He has had some complications since then. He was always in good spirits and did his best to make everyone else around him smile and feel better. The times he would be in the hospital he would do everything to make everyone laugh. He always wanted everyone else to be okay. He did every thing he could to make sure of it. The world is a darker place without him and those who knew my Brother are definitely feeling "BLUE"