Obituary: Samuel Piibe

Nature lover, inspiration

Samuel Henry Piibe died on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at the very young age of 21 years old. 

He had just started his senior year at Loyola Marymount University, majoring in psychology with a minor in biochemistry. Sam was also a member of the Surf Club and the Student Brewing Company.

As a pre-med student who volunteered at the Venice Family Clinic and the UCLA Santa Monica Clinic, he was planning to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather to become a physician. He was a vibrant young man who was an avid surfer, hiker and all-around great outdoorsman. 

Sam was an Eagle Scout and he grew up going on many Boy Scout expeditions with his father and brothers. He studied Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and was a wrestler and water polo player at Claremont High School, where he graduated in 2013. He had an artistic side as well, and could regularly be seen drawing in his sketchpad. 

His father, Dr. Remy Piibe, died on June 21, 2016. Sam is survived by his mother, Julie Piibe; his brothers, Quinn and Brian; his grandparents, Gerald and Shirley Rude and Aleksandra Piibe; his uncle Gregory Rude (Leslie, Maxwell and Cameron) and his aunt Pamela Dvorak (Pavel, Jeremy, Jacob and Jonah). He also leaves his uncle Roger Rude (Kristin, Connor and Katherine); uncle Alary Piibe (Anne-Marie, Aleksandra and Thomas); aunt Nora Frolick (Stuart, Japhy, Phoebe and Schroeder) and many friends and loved ones.

Memorial contributions on behalf of Samuel can be made to the Boy Scouts of America.


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