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.