Class Notes

Sam Zales

January 22, 2019

John Knight reports of classmate:

Sam Zales 53, of Tucson AZ, died on January 15th, 2019. Avid reader, writer, beloved son, brother, and uncle. He will be missed by his mother, Ruth, sister, Melissa (Tim), three nieces, Katherine, Emily, and Juliana, stepfather, Ken, and many more aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. (On left in photo).

“Everything passes, only truth remains.” – The Brothers Karamazov.

Gifts in his memory may be made to the Arizona Repertory Theatre in the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film and Television.
Gifts can be mailed to CFA Development Office, PO Box 210004, Rm 113, Tucson, AZ 85721-0004 or by calling the Development Office at (520) 621-9057.

From Carl Levinger’s post on Sam’s FB page:

I just learned here on Facebook that one of my best friends from Deerfield and some years thereafter, Sam Zales, passed away. Sam made freshman year especially bearable. I can still remember his Renfield in Dracula all these years later, and I will cherish his trumpet playing in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which I have on DVD. He had to leave at intermission, so only the trumpeter playing harmony can be heard in the second act. The photo below, taken by Rich Royce, is a wonderful memory of my favorite weekend in New York. It’s pretty devastating to think that I’m the only one still alive of the three of us in the photo. I was never expecting to see Paul Gleason again, but I guess I figured I’d see Sam at least one more time. I’ll miss you.

John Knight

1983