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December 27, 2012

Samuel F. Rulon-Miller Jr., 61


Beverly — Samuel Rulon-Miller, Jr., of Beverly, Mass., passed away peacefully and surrounded by family in his home early on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 61-years-old. Born on June 25, 1951, to the late Samuel Felton Rulon-Miller and Patricia Lippincott, he grew up on Philadelphia's Main Line, where he attended the Haverford School. He went on to graduate from Proctor Academy, where he was the captain of the lacrosse and football teams and worked as a volunteer firefighter. He graduated from Ripon College (Wis.) in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in economics and as a brother of the SAE fraternity. He spent many years working with Citizen's Bank's Commercial Risk Management Group, where he served as a Vice President within the group for several years. Samuel was known to be a ruthless backgammon player, besting every opponent. He initiated countless tournaments of the game over the years, swiftly defeating family and friends alike with a coy smile and a shake of the hand. Samuel has had many passions in his life. He was a skilled guitarist and harmonica player with a penchant for the blues. Samuel loved playing his harmonica on his own as well as in jam sessions with his children. His love for music didn't wane even after his diagnosis; he taught himself how to play the ukulele, strumming out a few of his most loved blues songs. Mostly, Samuel was a devoted family man, spending as much time as he could with his wife and children. Samuel is survived by his wife of 31 years, Cornelia McEneaney; his four children, Patrick and wife Angela, Samuel III and fiancée Megan Kears, Eleanor and Gardner; his granddaughter, Peyton; his three siblings, William, Edgar and Margaret; and his beloved pets. He is further survived by several nieces and nephews as well as many cousins and good friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held for Samuel at St. John's Episcopal Church, 705 Hale St. in Beverly Farms, MA, on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Arrangements by the Campbell–Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Salem Animal Rescue League at 4 SARL Drive, Salem, NH 03079. Information and condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.