Friend and Mentor Robert J Samuels

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Friend and Mentor Robert J Samuels

Friend and Mentor Robert J Samuels

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Civil and Human Rights Activist Robert J. Samuels

Client Playlists on Tech Savvy NYC YouTube Channel – Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa Video by Mark Derho.

Robert J. Samuels passed in 2013. My friend Bob was an amazing and accomplished man, both in business and as a civil and human rights activist leading the fight against prostate cancer. He was the first African-American Vice-President of a major financial institution (JP Morgan now Chase) – leading community development and fathering most urban-based financial organizations currently in the United States. He retired and contracted Prostate Cancer… 3-times before finally succumbing to the disease. Before that happened Bob Samuels worked tirelessly as the nations leading advocate and informer in the fight against prostate cancer.

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Mentor Robert J. Samuels

Robert J. Samuels was much-appreciated and unanimously recognized and awarded publicly and congressionally for the dual-roles. Bob was also an unofficial mentor of mine and he is missed. I had the honor of building two website for Bob Samuels and (1-1) teaching him how to use web-based tools and Google products (apps). Together we designed his book cover and logo and I helped him in the process of publishing his memoirs before his death. Graciously, Bob thanked me for my efforts by dedicating the book to four important individuals – one of which was me.

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Playlist Mentor Robert J. Samuels

Client Playlists on Tech Savvy NYC YouTube ChannelBeat Debt Info Animated Video by Mark Derho.

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Introduction (video) to the Bob Samuels Website and Museum

[divider] Video Production : Jim Webb / Webb Works (webbworks.com)
Spokesperson : Robin Guess
Video Composition by Mark Derho

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SAMUELS, Robert J. 74, of Tampa passed Nov. 18, 2012. Funeral services Monday, Nov. 26, at 11 am at Beulah Baptist Institutional Church, 1006 West Cypress Street, Tampa. Humble beginnings in North Philadelphia, Bob rose to become a pioneering trailblazer and leader. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he became one of the first African Americans to enter banking, ultimately retiring in 1992 as vice president of Manufacturers Hanover Bank Global Financial Institutions Group. Bob moved to Tampa in 1992 and soon founded the Tampa Bay Alliance of Black Professionals. Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1994, founded the Florida Prostate Cancer Network and the Nat'l. Prostate Cancer Coalition, served as a consultant to the FDA's Oncology Drug Advisory Committee. He is listed in Who's Who in Black America, his likeness in the Baltimore Great Blacks in Wax Museum and inducted into the Black Hall of Fame in Philadelphia. He founded the New York City Urban Bankers Coalition and the Nat'l. Assn. of Urban Bankers, co-founded the Harlem YMCA's Black Achievers in Industry Program, and established the United Negro College Fund's Corporate Matching Gifts Program in 1998. Predeceased by his parents, Hubert Samuels and Lorraine Bizzell-Blue. Survived by his wife Lillie; sons, Robert Jr., Anthony and Christopher; 2 grandchildren; stepson; stepdaughter; 6 step grandchildren. The remains will repose 5-7 pm, Nov. 25, at Beulah Baptist Institutional Church, family receive friends 6-7 pm. Arrangements entrusted to Ray Williams F.H
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