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“Good bye old friend. ”
1 of 26 | Posted by: Cory Franklin - Wilmette, IL

“Dr. Samuel was one of my favorite attendings while I was a medical student. He was wonderful with his patients and taught so much to us students and...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Geetha Krishnan - Morton Grove, IL

“My condolences to the Samuel family for your loss. May the God of all comfort, comfort you during this difficult time. ”
3 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Rajuchayan, as he was fondly called by all his cousins, was always available for any medical reference and second opinion. He was of great help when...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: John (Vinod) Varghese - Family

“I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Samuel. He had the best bedside manner with his patients. He had great patience and kindness. I am so saddened...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Debbie Axiotis - Skokie, IL

“Dr. Samuel my prayers are with you and your family. It was a pleasure working with you. God bless. ”
6 of 26 | Posted by: John Voris Jr. MD - Peoria, IL

“Dear Pushpa and Sibi and Samuel family our heartflul condolences. Our prayers will be with you and may your loving memories comfort you. Jean (Melvy...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Jean George - Wellington, FL

“Dear Pushpa, Siby, Sukanya and extended family We are thinking of all of you at this time and recalling the memories of the times we spent together,...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Annie and John Abraham - MA

“Heartfelt condolences and prayers for the family. ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: Siju Chacko - Burr Ridge, IL

“Jacob and I first became friends in medical school. I marveled how he carried himself with confidence and poise through the travails of medical...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Sreekumar Nair - Santa Cruz, CA

“Heartfelt condolences and prayers for the family. ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: Thadathil Abraham - Wheaton, IL

“You are fondly remembered Rajuchayen. Look forward to meet you again in our eternal home.Love and prayers with all the family. May God's peace and...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Suni Mathews - Calgary, WY

“Dear Samuel family,We lift you all up unto the LordIn this time of grief. We pray the Lord will be to you the comfort that you need. ”
13 of 26 | Posted by: Johnson Mathai & family - IL

“We knew Dr. Samuel (Raju) and his late wife (Joyce) for more than 25 years, they were both beacons of love and service along with their children ...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Sanjeev Maddila - Naperville, IL

“Heartfelt confolences ”
15 of 26 | Posted by: Jaimon Skaria - Mundelein, IL

“I am shocked and grieved to hear about his sudden demise. He was very friendly and I have fond memories about him during our 3 years of ministry in...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Binu Thomas - Punalur

“Please accept my heart felt condolence. I not only speak for myself but the entire ICU team, staff and leadership at Unity point Methodist. In the...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Kishore Karamchandani - Peoria, IL

“Dr. Samuel extended warmth, love and friendship even to strangers ....... he will be greatly missed! May the Lord grant strength and peace to the...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Stanley Thomas - Acquaintance

“Fly High with the Angels Dr Samuel!!! You will be dearly missed in ICU at Methodist. You had such a gentle soul. It was an Honor to know you Sir. ...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Angela Henson - Peoria - Coworker

“Dear Samuels family, I only knew your husband/dad for a short time in the ICU in Peoria. Someone else said it best...he was a gem who dropped out of...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Cheryl Herrmann APN - Peoria, IL

“Jacob was a wonderful example of a Christian man. Loved his family so dearly. Kim said he talked to his Mom every day. He joined our family for only...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Bob and Sue Burneson - Westfield, IN

“Deepest condolences to your family, Dr Samuel was a wonderful addition to the Unity Point team. He will be sorely missed for his knowledge,...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Anne Look - Peoria, IL - Coworker

“Heartfelt Condolences. You helped us a lot during my moms last days in cook county ICU. Rest In Peace ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Telson Thomas - Chicago, IL

“Our Gift of Hope team worked with Dr. Samuel on several occasions at the hospital and he was so genuine, great with the families and patients and...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Michelle Reef - Peoria, IL

“Unfortunately I was unable to meet Jacob, heard in your voice how happy you were. May the Love that you had carry you through this difficult time....Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Janice Sheppard - Orland Park, IL

“May the Good Lord give all your family members, Peace, Hope and Faith to have patience to meet Raju and Joyce in the ETERNITY (Heavenly Life), when...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Varghese - (Raju and Molly from Downers Grove) Eipe - IL


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Dr. Jacob Samuel of Mokena, formerly of Downers Grove, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at the age of 60. He was a loving husband to Kim Samuel; a beloved father to Siby (Sukanya Banerjee) Samuel, Pushpa Samuel, Kendall Carstens, Reagan Carstens and Emily Carstens; the cherished son of Annamna Samuel; the dearest brother of Cainey Mathew and an uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dr. Joyce Samuel, and his father, P.C. Samuel. Dr. Samuel was a member of the St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church and played an integral role in the Mar Thoma Community. In 2014, he retired from Cook County Hospital as the Director of the Medical ICU after 30 years of service. Afterward, he continued to work at UnityPoint Health Methodist Hospital. He had a very strong faith in God and he will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and all those who met him. A funeral service will be held at Parkview Christian Church, located at 11100 Orland Pkwy, Orland Park, IL 60467 on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 9:00AM with a visitation to follow until 1:00 PM. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Kurtz Memorial Chapel, Frankfort. For information, www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-806-2225