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Feb 26, 2013 2:02 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Ashawagh Hall To Be Site Of Memorial Service For Man Killed In Accident

Feb 26, 2013 2:47 PM

A memorial service for Samuel J. Spielberg, 31, is to be held at Ashawagh Hall in Springs, where he lived, on Wednesday, February 27, from 3 to 6 p.m. Mr. Spielberg died in a car crash on Red Dirt Road in Amagansett on Friday night.

Mr. Spielberg was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, on February 7, 1982, but he grew up in East Hampton, where his family moved that year. He loved East Hampton and worked alongside his father, Jason Spielberg, in the family business, Spielberg Nursery, his sister, Summer Wolff, said this week.

Besides his sister and father, Mr. Spielberg leaves a 6-year-old daughter, Bianca Mar Spielberg, his wife, Karriann Spielberg, and his mother, Sherry Spielberg. “Sam also left behind a large and loving extended family and hundreds of friends whose lives he has touched,” his sister said.

Instead of flowers, Mr. Spielberg’s family asked that donations be sent for a scholarship fund for his daughter. Checks can be mailed to Jason Spielberg with “For Bianca” on the memo line to: Bianca Spielberg, 16 Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road, East Hampton, NY 11937.

East Hampton Town Police said that Mr. Spielberg’s 2002 Toyota 4Runner left the road west of Old Stone Highway after failing to negotiate a curve. After striking several trees, it overturned and caught fire. The driver, who was alone, was found in the vehicle by Amagansett Fire Department personnel and East Hampton Town Police. As of Monday, Town Police and the Suffolk County medical Examiner’s Officer were continuing their investigation.

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Yet another fatality on our roads? This is becoming frightening.
By Mrs.Sea (259), Sag Harbor on Feb 23, 13 3:39 PM
we should ban the roads.
By tranquility1985 (23), Westhampton on Feb 25, 13 3:29 PM
How sad and pathetic that you would use this time to make a sorry excuse for a joke.
By tm (174), mtk on Feb 25, 13 4:55 PM
Condolences to the Spielberg family. Another young one leaves us too soon . . .
By PBR (4852), Southampton on Feb 26, 13 12:46 PM
The photo of father and daughter is touching. The other two do not seem newsworthy at this time IMO.
By PBR (4852), Southampton on Feb 26, 13 12:47 PM
I agree
By springsmom (29), East Hampton on Feb 26, 13 5:48 PM
1 member liked this comment
Poor man
By Erin 27 E (1007), southampton on Mar 8, 13 1:44 PM
I agree also..not necessary.
By gansetteer (125), East Hampton on Feb 27, 13 10:20 AM
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The print edition has dropped the photos. [blue link at top of page]
By PBR (4852), Southampton on Feb 27, 13 11:25 AM
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