Samantha F. Drogin

1922 ∼ 2020

Samantha F. Drogin died in her sleep - three days shy of her 98th birthday - Edgartown on Friday morning, Nov. 13, 2020.

She was born in 1922 in New York, NY on 125TH Street, and grew up during the Depression. She was a World War II bride, marrying Capt. Morris Drogin when he had a one-week pass between the war in Europe and shipping out for the invasion of Japan. After the war, she taught high school English, hosted Eleanor Roosevelt at the Jewish Community Center that she and Morris helped build, and was a bon vivant.  A longtime resident of Fort Lee, N.J., she traveled widely in Asia, Europe and Africa, always enthusiastic and indefatigable.

She summered for the last 45 years on Martha’s Vineyard and she died there in her own bed, of old age and surrounded by people who loved her. Her memory is a blessing to her daughter Susan, who lives in Edgartown; her son Bob and his wife Frankie, who live in West Tisbury, and their children Caroline and Casey; and her son Danny, who lives in Sea Bright, N.J., and his sons Sammy and Michael and his wife Christina and their son Andrew.

Samantha F. Drogin

1922 ∼ 2020

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