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Richard Samul, test driver, passes at 62

by David Zatz on

Richard “Rick” Samul, age 62, passed away unexpectedly on April 27, 2012 at his home of a heart attack, while working on one of his cars. A test driver and mechanic for many years, Rick was born on September 18, 1949 in Hamtramck, Michigan to Joseph and Lillian Samul. On February 12, 1983 Rick married his loving wife Linda (Falberg) Samul in Franklin, Michigan.

Rick loved rebuilding hot rods and could fix anything. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Surviving Rick are; his devoted wife Linda Samul of Pinckney, daughter Tracy Samul of Denver Co. son, Scott (Sarah) Samul of Orange, CA., mother, Lillian Samul of Royal Oak, siblings, Tom (Connie) Samul, Ron (Kathleen) Samul , Dan (Donna) Samul, Mark (Ann) Samul, Linda Samul, Judy (Sen) Chau and Sandy (Andrew) Hessen.

The family will gather with friends on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 3 PM until the time of service at 5 PM at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. Please leave a Message of Comfort to Rick’s family by calling 877-231-7900 or sign his guestbook at

Allpar’s biography of Richard Samul is at

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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