Robert's life was cut short for what might have been, for joys unrealized, for tasks undone, and for challenges unmet. He was born on Rosh Hashanah in 1970 and died on Rosh Hashanah in 1975.
At the age of 5, Robert was an accomplished swimmer. At 4, he could jump off a high dive and swim to the edge. He loved rock and roll music and used to sing to Elton John tunes. He could also ride a two-wheeler and loved wrestling with his father and brother.
He was an eager little 5 year old awaiting the joys of kindergarten, Etz Chaim Sunday School, and explore the world around him.
Robert, and his older brother, Michael, played very well together and were the best of friends, and he wanted to do everything his big brother could.
The Robert Scott Samuels Fund was established in 1975 so that others could enjoy what he couldn't. It provides many children the opportunity to go to Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) - a URJ camp in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.