Sam E. Stintsman passed away on July 31, 2023 from Cancer.
Born Nov. 8, 1937 in Trenton N.J. He moved to Ohio in 1958 where he hauled cars out of the Ford assembly plant in Lorain Ohio. In 1970 he started his career with the Teamsters Union as a business agent with Teamsters Union Local 413 in Columbus, OH. In 1976 Sam was appointed a State Rep. for the Ohio Conference of Teamsters and Teamsters Joint Council 41. In 1982 Sam was appointed an International Rep. By General President Jackie Presser and served at that position until retirement in 1992. During his career with the Teamsters Sam negotiated contracts on a local, State, Area Conference and National level. Sam was also Chairman of many grievance committees. When William McCarthy succeeded Jackie Presser, he appointed Sam National Coordinator of organizers. In 1989 Sam was appointed trustee of Teamsters Local 491 Uniontown PA. When the local was back in a sound financial position he turned it back to elected officials. Sam was assigned as trustee of the Teamsters Local 471 in Minneapolis, MN. by President McCarthy after frugal management was put back in a sound financial position and returned to local officials. In 1991 at the Teamsters National Convention Sam was appointed Co. Chairman of the Sergeant At Arms committee and received a commendation from the elections officer Judge Michael Holland.
After leaving the Teamsters Sam moved to Flint, MI and became a licensed Real Estate Agent. He was a proud member of Genesee Lodge 174 Free and Accepted Masons and Elf Khurafeh Shrine Security Unit. Sam had fond memories of selling 50/50 tickets at the Shrine Circus and raising money for the Shrine Charities.
Sam was predeceased by his daughter Donna Lynn Flesch. He is survived by sons; Raymond, Scott, Samuel 111, Daniel, Step-daughter Kelly, Step-son Timothy. Sister Sandra, and many Grandkids, nieces and nephews.
Sam moved to Winter Haven Fl in 1995 and enjoyed the many fine golf courses and lakes that Polk County has to offer. You could hear him say, on a daily basis, “Life is Good”.