Harold M. “Sam” West

November 30, -0001 - August 22, 2010

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WEST, Harold M. “Sam,” 81, beloved husband of 49 years of Carolyn (nee Hodapp), proud father of Daniel West, Michael “Mitch” (Joanne) West, Karen (Doug) Powell and Julie (Mitch) Greenwald, even prouder grandpa of Taylor, Bradley, Dylan, Spencer, Barret, Ryland, Lindy, Krysten, Nicholas, Katie, Carley, Ellie, Clara and Max and preceded in death by Grace, Samuel and William. Dear brother of Betty Kelsey, James (Della) West, Jerry West and the late Frances Kendall and Robert West, also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Entered into eternal life Sunday, August 22, 2010, after a short illness. Visitation at the Hodapp Funeral Home, 6041 Hamilton Ave., College Hill, Thursday, Aug. 26 from 4-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. James Church, 3565 Hubble Rd., White Oak, Friday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic Inner-City Schools Education Fund (CISE), 100 East Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.


Nancy Klas - Aug 26, 2010

My condolences to the West family. What I remember most about Sam is how welcoming he was to everyone – he made us feel like part of the family. He will be greatly missed.

Susan Groh - Aug 26, 2010


So sorry for your loss of Sam. My heart aches for you. Although I never had the opportunity to meet him, your stories and the love for him that I saw in your face make my heart smile.

Prayers for your peace,

Sue Groh

Eric Mueller - Aug 25, 2010

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Gasparec's - Aug 24, 2010

To the entire West and Powell Family,

You know how much our thoughts and prayers are with you. It is is never easy at a time like this, but Sam is now at peace with God (and we are ever so thankful for the “chat” he had with God!)

We love you,
The Gasparec’s

Donna - Aug 24, 2010

The suffering is over. Grandpa Sam now wear his huge crown. We are so sad for all of you, words can not describe. But when I think of Sam in my mind he is always wearing a huge smile behind his glasses! He was very special!!

Christi Coffey - Aug 24, 2010

I am so sorry for the lost of Mr. West. I enjoyed visiting with he and his family members while he was in our care. I will miss him, he always had a smile for me when I went into his room to say hello. Carolyn I am thinking of you and your family, you are in my prayers.

Anthony Gardner - Aug 24, 2010


Deepest sympathy to you and your family from Robyn and I.

Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.

Dennis and Amy Kabealo - Aug 24, 2010

What a great man, with a great family. We had the privilege and honor to know him, even if only for a short time.

Sherry & Scott Hoover - Aug 24, 2010

We lost a great, great man here on earth… Heaven just gained a wonderful soul. We love you and will miss you, Uncle Harold… May you rest in peace…

St. Xavier High School - Aug 24, 2010

Spencer, Barret and Ryland,

We at St. Xavier High School were truly sorry to hear of the passing of your grandfather, Sam. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family as you mourn the loss of your loved one. May the spirit of St. Francis Xavier be with you and your family during this difficult time.


John Schrantz ‘96
Director of Alumni Relations

Fr. Denny Ahern ‘56
Alumni Chaplain

Anthony E. Schad ‘81
Director of Development Services

tabatha - Aug 24, 2010

God be with your family, it was a pleasure to take care of Mr. West.

Krysten Powell, grand-daughter - Aug 23, 2010

We hear people say this all of the time of their loved ones, but my grandpa was the neatest, most genuine, caring man I have ever known. I know that there are so many people out there who agree with me. I am the luckiest young woman to have had my grandpa in my life for 24 years, and I know that he will still walk with me until we meet again. Grandpa, I know that you have heard this often, especially in the last four months of your life, but I sure do love you. I miss you more every day. I know you will be sitting right there next to me on my wedding day, right next to Tyler and I! Until we meet again, Love always, Krysten Sioux.

Peachie Nagel - Aug 23, 2010

My Dearest Carolyn,
My heart goes out to you and your children. I was so sorry to hear about Sam. I will miss his smiling face and wonderful flattering compliments and sense of humor even though our paths have not crossd in the last couple years. I will always remember him.

With our deepest sympathy,
Peachie Nagel and Paul Murray

Lori "Banjo"West Duenhoft - Aug 23, 2010

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.” Washington Irving quotes

I will miss Uncle Harold he truely was a wonderful Man, Husband, Father, Grandpa,Brother,Brother in Law, Uncle, Son, Friend, and Son of God.
GODSPEED! Let the BOONGING in Heaven begin!!!!!