Remembering Jesuit Father Ronald W. Sams

June 28, 2017 - Fr. Ronald W. Sams, SJ, was called to eternal life on June 27, in Buffalo, N.Y. Fr. Sams was born on Dec. 29, 1928, in Buffalo, N.Y., and entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 14, 1946, at St. Andrew’s Hall, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 20,1959, at Fordham University Church, Bronx, N.Y. He pronounced his final vows on Aug. 15, 1963 in Buffalo, N.Y.



Thursday, June 29, 2017
Amigone Funeral Home (716-836-6500)
1132 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14209
2:00 – 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Friday, June 30, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Saturday, July 1, 2017
St. Michael’s Church (716-854-6726)
651 Washington Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
9:00 – 10:00 A.M.


Saturday, July 1, 2017
10:00 A.M.
St. Michael’s Church (716-854-6726)
651 Washington Street
Buffalo, New York 14203


United German and French Cemetery
Mount Calvary Cemetery Group
800 Pine Ridge Road
Cheektowaga, New York 14255

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