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Walter W. "Sam" TwaKeeseville - Walter W. "Sam" Twa, 87, of Main Street, Keeseville, died peacefully with his loving family by his side Monday, February 16, 2009 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.He was born in Keeseville, April 16, 1921, the son of William and Ida (Boudrieau) Twa.Sam graduated from Keeseville High in 1941. Following graduation he went to work for A. Mason & Sons Lumber in Peru. He later worked at R. Prescott's in Keeseville as a skilled and meticulous cabinetmaker until retirement in 1964. Sam continued working for his brother Art in Twa's cigar store in Keeseville. While working in the cigar store Sam mentored many young men with this great expertise at the pool table.He excelled at all he did. Sam was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed pheasant hunting with his canine companion, Rim, and ice fishing with his wife Millie. He was an all star baseball player who was picked for the minor league, bowled on many teams and played pool and won several tournaments.Sam is survived by the love of his life, his one true love, his loving wife of 65 years, Mildred (Fleury) Twa. He met Millie in the second grade and married May 1, 1943 Survivors also include two brothers-in-law, George Fleury of Peru, and Gabe Lavalley and wife Ruth of Mooers; several nieces and nephews; and a very special niece, Gail Roushia and her husband, Bill of Plattsburgh. He was predeceased by his parents; five sisters, Blanche Delorme and husband Nelson, Margaret, Donalda Abare and husband Clifford, Agnes and Helen; one brother and sister-in-law, Art and Catherine Twa; two sisters-in-law, Georgia Fleury, and Marjorie McGee and husband Charles; brother-in-law Donald Fleury; and niece, Joanne Abare.Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the spring in St. John's Cemetery in Keeseville.Donations in his memory may be made to the Humane Society. Sam had a special place in his heart for dogs and cats. Sam will always be remembered for his great sense of humor and his true honesty. He will be truly missed by his close family and friends that knew him and enjoyed his company.Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 124 Clinton Street, Keeseville. 834-7667
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