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photo of sam dairyko Samuel Dairyko
August 10, 1942 - October 31, 2016

Born in South Bend, Indiana, he was a son of Elizabeth Stone and the late William Dairyko. A 1961 graduate of Adams High School in South Bend, he later earned a masters degree in education / counseling. He was a United States Air Force veteran and a member of Harvest Reaper Church, Cregg Chandler, pastor. He leaves to cherish his memory and legacy: his wife of 50 years, Jean; his children, Eugene Dairyko (Denise Cleven), April (Robert) English of Sumter and Tracee Stewart of Orlando, Florida; his mother, Elizabeth Stone of South Bend; one brother, Gregory Dairyko of Chicago; grandchildren, Eugene Dairyko Jr., fondly referred to as "Tyko" by his grandfather, Miracle Watson, Mia Dairyko, Tamara, Tiffanee, Travis Stewart and Tiera Geer; nine great-grandchildren; two aunts, Georgia Bradshaw of Gary, Indiana, and Malla Townsend of South Bend; a special cousin, Nathaniel Strickland of Atlanta; best friend of more more than 30 years, Victor Sharpe of Sumter; a host of relatives and many friends. Samuel was preceded in death by his father, William Dairyko. Mr. Dairyko will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral service will be held at noon on Wednesday at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, 805 S. Harvin St., Sumter, with Pastor Cregg Chandler officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will be receiving friends at 2217 Rolling Hill Lane, Sumter, SC 29150. Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.
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