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Monday, October 20, 2014

David Herbert Samuel, 3rd Viscount Samuel, OBE 1922-2014

_ Prof The 3rd Viscount Samuel, OBE, died 7 October, 2014. He was 92.

David Herbert Samuel was born 8 Jul 1922, son of the 2nd Viscount (1898-1978), by his wife the former Hadassah Goor (d 1986), dau of Judah Goor, of Tel-Aviv, Israel, and succeeded his father, 14 Nov, 1978.

David Samuel was Professor of Physical Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science.

He was married four times ~ firstly, 5 May 1950  (div. 1957) Esther Berelowitz, 2nd dau. of Jacob Berelowitz, of Cape Town, South Africa; married 2ndly, 14 Dec 1960 (div. 1979) Rinna Dafni (former wife of Reuben Dafni), dau. of Meir Grossman, of Herzliyah, Israel; married 3rdly; Jun 1980 (div. 1993) Veronika Grimm (former wife of Robert Grimm), dau. of Ernest Engelhardt, of Toronto, Canada; married 4thly, 8 Jul 1997 Eve Black, dau. of David Black, of San Francisco, California, USA.

Lord Samuel, Israel's only viscount, leaves two daughters, the. Hon Judith Samuel (b. 29 Jan 1951), from the first marriage, mar. 1987 Dr Daniel Daliot, of Tel Aviv, Israel, and has issue; and the  Hon Naomi Rachel Samuel (b. 27 May 1962), from the second marriage, who mar. 1992 Nir Wilf, of Haifa, Israel.

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