Jerrie Samuels Health activist


Services for Jerrie Samuels, a founder of two groups that raised money to combat cancer and multiple sclerosis, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral establishment, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Mrs. Samuels, who was 72 and lived at the Suburban Oaks Apartments on Slade Avenue, died early yesterday of cancer at University Hospital.

The former Jerrie Weinberg was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Western High School. Her husband, Robert Samuels, who was the retired owner of the Arrow Lumber Co., died in 1976.

She was a founder and former board member of the Edith Rosen Strauss Organization, which raises money for research on cancer among children, and a founder and board member of United Support AgainstMultiple Sclerosis.

A member of the Chizuk Amuno Congregation, she also belonged to the United Order of True Sisters.

She is survived by two sons, Stephen Samuels of Baltimore and Dr. Jeffrey Samuels of Baton Rouge, La.; a brother, Martin Weinberg of Baltimore; two sisters, Judy Baer and Frieda Grollman, both of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

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