Sam Moyle
(1951 - 2010)

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Sam Moyle

Birth:
South Carolina
May 20, 1951

Passing:
Maryland
March 17, 2010


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Samuel Boddie Moyle, III, 58, of Lexington Park, Maryland passed away on March 17, 2010 at the Hospice House of St. Mary’s after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Sam was born on May 20, 1951 in Columbia, South Carolina. As a young child, he moved with his parents, Mary Helen Gilmore Westmoreland and the late Samuel Boddie Moyle, Jr., to Walhalla, South Carolina in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He spent his childhood roaming the outdoors and graduated from Walhalla High School in 1969.

He attended the University of South Carolina, where he majored in psychology, and spent several summers working at Yellowstone National Park where, in 1973, he met his wife, Sara. The couple married on April 8, 1979 and enjoyed 30 happy years of marriage. They had four children.

Sam served in the United States Navy and retired as a Lieutenant Commander after tours of duty in Charleston, South Carolina; La Maddalena, Italy; Monterey, California; Patuxent River, Maryland; London, England; and Virginia Beach, Virginia. He earned a master’s of science in management from the United States Naval Postgraduate School and was a veteran of the Gulf War where he served in Operation Desert Storm. During the last decade of his career, Sam worked as a supply analyst and program manager for Wyle. He and his family have lived in Town Creek since 1997.

They say you can take the boy out of the South, but you can’t take the South out of the boy. Sam was the perennial Southern gentleman. He was a voracious reader and a consummate historian, especially of the American Civil War. He loved bluegrass and Celtic music and played the fiddle and the bagpipes. He loved fishing, Gamecock football and beach vacations in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Most of all, Sam loved his family.

He is survived by his wife Sara Hanstein Moyle of Lexington Park, MD; daughter Rachel Rauh Moyle Beanland and husband Kevin James Beanland of Richmond, VA; son Daniel Gilmore Moyle of New York, NY; daughter Ruth Ellen Peevey and husband Kevin Alan Peevey of Roanoke, VA; and daughter Eve Rebecca Moyle of Lexington Park, MD; two grandchildren Gabriel Kevin Beanland and Clementine Tsehaynesh Beanland of Richmond, VA; mother Mary Helen Gilmore Westmoreland and stepfather Curtis Henry Westmoreland of Walhalla, SC; sister Mary Helen “Cissy” Terry and husband Marshall Woodfin Terry of Walhalla, SC; and brother William Booker “Bill” Moyle of Salem, SC. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Boddie Moyle, Jr. of West Union, SC.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Sam’s life on March 19, 2010 at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD, 20650. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. and a funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will take place at Oconee Memorial Park, 1923 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Seneca, SC 29672 at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 21.

Condolences, memories and stories can be shared online at www.ilasting.com/sammoyle.php.

In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Sam’s life with a memorial contribution to either Hospice of St. Mary’s (www.hospiceofstmarys.org) at
P.O. Box 625,
Leonardtown, MD 20650 or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (www.pancan.org) at
2141 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 7000,
El Segundo, CA 90245.

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I regret that I just learned of Sam's passing as I glanced through the "in memoriam" section of the Supply Corps Foundation website. I served with Sam on USS SIMON BOLIVAR (SSBN 641)making a deployment with him until I relieved him a few months later as the SUPPO. We remained friends for several years and had several mutual friends including SKCM Bob Scott who passed away several yaers ago. Sam was a great shipmate, friend, and mentor. I truly valued our time serving together. I too am an avid Civial War buff , and being from New England, you can imagine we often engaged in spririted coversation. My belated sympathies.

Glenn Robillard
RDML, SC, USN
Glenn Robillard (Shipmate)
October 14th, 2011
I served with Sam at NSC Charleston in 1985. I just learned of his passing when I saw his name in the MOAA newsletter. Sam was a special guy, and a superb officer. I went to Furman, so we often would talk about life in the foothill country of SC. My belated condolences.
Steve Maas
RADM, SC, USN (Ret)
Steve Maas
June 8th, 2010
Sara - Ruth - Eve - and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of the death of your beloved Dad and husband, Sam. Although just meeting him briefly when coming to your house to pick up the girls, he was always full of stories and always made you feel welcome around him. Just a "southern gentleman" as your description well depicts.
If it can ease the pain even slightly, please know that it is for Sam that we work tirelessly on the Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society, it will be Sam that we purchase luminaria in Memory of, and it will be for you that we walk and fundraise each and every year until a cure is found for this dreaded disease that took him far too young.
Our thoughts are with you - every step of the way.

Our Love,
The Dudley Family
(Bob, Susan, Bobby, Eric and Sarah)
Susan Dudley (Friend)
March 27th, 2010
Rachel, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Angi
Angi Bedell (friend of Rachel)
March 26th, 2010
Mrs. Moyle and Family,
I was so sorry to learn of Sam's passing. Sam and I were high school friends in Walhalla and graduated in the same class in 1969. My prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. With my deepest sympathy, Bobby Ramey
Bobby Ramey (High School Friend)
March 23rd, 2010
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"Rachel- I am so sorry to hear the news. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers."
Becky Floyd
March 20th, 2010
"My deepest condolences to the Moyle family. Sam was a good frined, and I will miss him dearly. Many times after I retired from Wyle, I would drive past the Wyle blg, and I would think of Sam, and would call him on my cell phone; sometimes we would me"
lloyd collier
March 19th, 2010
"MY BELOVED BROTHER AND HERO- PART OF ME WILL ALWAYS BE GONE BECAUSE OF LOSING SAM. I CAN'T IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT HIM. ALL MY LOVE CISSY"
CISSY MOYLE TERRY
March 19th, 2010
"Rachel - words can't say what I wish I could tell you by just giving you a hug. This is a beautiful way to spread your dad's love to those of us who weren't blessed to know him more. Prayers are with you, as always. Love you."
Rebekah Szivak
March 19th, 2010
"Rachel, thinking of you and your family. Your in my prayers."
Amber Lane
March 18th, 2010
"SAM WAS NOT ONLY MY BROTHER BUT MY FRIEND, CONFIDENT,TEACHER, AND LASTLY MY HERO. I CAN'T EVER REMEMBER NOT FOLLOWING BEHIND HIM FROM AS LONG AS I REMEMBER. NOT ALWAYS WAS IT THE RIGHT DIRECTION, SUCH AS WALKING UP PICKENS HIGHWAY AND MAIN STREET WA"
CISSY MOYLE TERRY
March 17th, 2010
"Gil has told me many stories about being the little yankee cousin who loved spending summers in Walhalla with his cousin Sam. You two had many adventures together. As an adult, he took us to visit you in Maryland where we ate blue crabs on the back"
Dana Haase
March 17th, 2010
"Rachel, I am so saddened to hear of this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time."
Anna Sarofeen
March 17th, 2010
"Rachel--There are no words. Many prayers to you and your family during this difficult time."
Cathy Justl
March 17th, 2010

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