Posted by Chuck Piercey, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Feb 19, 2013 at 11:11 am
We moved into The Hamilton in April 2012 and have only known Sam & Kim for about 10 months. They were both an inspiration and we are truly saddened at Sam's passing. W wonderful, positive, upbeat gentleman!
Posted by Carol Gilbert, a resident of the University South neighborhood, on Feb 19, 2013 at 11:21 am
My husband and I are residents of The Hamilton also. It was a dream of Sam's that he made a reality with his partners that all of us benefit from. He was an extraordinarily positive man with an unmatched energy level. We will miss his presence every day.
Posted by Kathy Sherman, a member of the Gunn High School community, on Feb 19, 2013 at 4:35 pm
On behalf of my parents, Sy and Bess, we send our condolences to Kim and the family. My parents greatly admired Sam and were terribly sad to have to move away from The Hamilton after almost 10 years there.
Posted by Chris Gaither, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Feb 20, 2013 at 8:20 am
Sam Webster was a true humanitarian, people person, and one who accomplished many meaningful works. In his long list of real estate developments throughout Palo Alto, it should be noted that he was one of the pioneers to build, manage and own affordable housing in Palo Alto. Once again, being ahead of the curve in seeking Section 8 contracts with HUD for two such properties, which still house and serve some of this community's low-income residents. I am also proud to note that he signed my paychecks for ten years during the 1990's. Rest in Peace Sam. You did great works, and helped many people in your life time. Peace be with your family.
Posted by Bill Phillips, a resident of Woodside, on Feb 20, 2013 at 11:50 am
Sam was a true American and gentlemen in every facet of his life. His service to our great country and our wonderful community was just part of his incredible life. His ever-present optimism was his "calling card". Sam was an inspiration to me and anyone whom he came in contact with. Our hearts go out to his family. He will be dearly missed. Heaven just received a wonderful new spirit!
Posted by Laurie Hunter and Jonathan MacQuitty, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Feb 21, 2013 at 8:40 pm
Sam was our next-door neighbor for many years. What a guy! Energy, intellect, good humor, devotion to his wife Kim ! We had some really fun times together. I remembering his asking my British husband Jonathan to give him and his friend Duane Kalar lessons to be "British butlers" at a charity fundraiser. A great family, a great man. We will miss him!