Dolly A. Samson

Dolly A. Samson

Dolly A. Samson, age 80, of Dover, passed away peacefully, on June 23, 2021, after a courageous battle of cancer.

Born on January 6, 1941, at Cebu, Philippines, she was one of seven children born to the late Brigido B. Alfar and Adela Bautista Alfar. Dolly is preceded in death by a brother and sister.

Dolly graduated from University of San Carlos, Cebu, Philippines, with a bachelor’s degree. Along with her former husband, Dr. Jose Samson, they came to the United States, and relocated to Dover from Los Angeles, CA. She worked for Dr. Samson’s OB-GYN practice for 37 years and became co-workers in his medical practice.

Anyone who knew Dolly is well aware of her congeniality and social graces. During her younger days, she loved bowling, tennis, and golf. Her memberships included St. Joseph Church, United States Tennis Association, Women’s International Bowling Association, and the Republican party.

Dolly will be dearly missed by her daughters, Chona Samson-Kinsey and her husband, Matthew, and Sheila Samson-Witt and her husband, Chris, all of Dover. She leaves behind her grandchildren Nathan Kinsey, Palmer and Aidan Witt.

Her family also includes two sisters, Dr. Adelaida Antonio and Carmen Edwards; two brothers, Antonio B. Alfar (Ellen) and Rolando Alfar (Ma. Divina); sisters-in-law, Lorna Espinas (Dennis), and Aida Samson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

At Dolly’s request, cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held Friday, July 2, 2021 at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Church in Dover, OH with Father Jimmy Hatfield officiating. Following mass, lunch will be served at St. Joseph’s Family Life Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Joseph’s Food Pantry, 613 N. Tuscarawas Ave, Dover, OH 44622.

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4 Messages for “Dolly A. Samson”

  1. Rosee A. Douthett says:

    Prayers for our dearly departed Aunt Dolly. Her memories will bring comfort to our hearts. Love, Rosee Douthett and the Antonio Family ( Michigan)

  2. Susie Canares says:

    Rest In Peace my dear cousin Dolly. You will be missed. 🙏❤️

  3. Anonymous says:

    (A tribute to Melchorita
    “Dolly Alfar Samson)

    I can still hear your sweet
    Unrestrained laughter in fun
    As we exchanged teases and
    Banters, so animated and alive,
    So fresh to relive, so beautiful to
    Sweetly recall. Now you are gone
    Sister, so quick, so sudden without
    Even saying: “So long and goodbye”

    Recently, I shared with you a poem
    One of the few that I sent you, and
    You liked it enough to praise me that
    Made me happy so profusely. Now,
    There is a feeling of angst and
    Emptiness as I remember sweet
    Memories of the bygone days,
    The joyful years, now wet with tears.

    Early on, as you breezed through
    In chasing your star, you had your
    Share of pain in struggle and trials
    Triumphantly extricating from
    Awesome challenges in seeing your
    Dream metamorphosed into reality
    Braving and daring odds, crossing
    Chasms and lifting boulders.

    In joyful badger, you were given by
    Our Papa a monicker: “Atty. Dolying”
    As like a Jack of all Trades you were
    A problem solver, a ready hand, a
    Generous heart, and guts that never
    Dimmed and cower, a calculating
    Mind and a disarming smile that
    Would melt anyone’s anger.

    Distance and health are big gorges
    That deny us: Inday Adie, NicoEllen,
    Dinah and myself to be there in your
    Very private wake to have a glimpse
    Of you before you finally go.
    Consolingly, sweet Annie is there to
    Be with you. What must have been in
    Your unshared thoughts are yours,
    Swept into the dustbin of oblivion,
    None ever to be known.

    As life is a cycle and in our given
    Time it inevitably reaches its ending,
    Leaving all that we possess, nothing
    To carry even treasured memories.
    Yet, each in us, embossed in mind
    And heart, your name Melchorita,
    Dolly to your friends and family will
    Lastingly sweetly stay. Adieu sister!
    Since it must be so, God calling you.


  4. Cantillas Family says:

    May you rest easy in grace and love, cousin Dolly. We will miss you 💕🙏

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