Samuel Hartman Title, 87, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2012 surrounded by his wife Sally and his loving family. A West Hartford native, Sam was born on July 14, 1925 to Melvin and Fancheon Title. He graduated from the Loomis School in 1943 and from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1946. After graduation from West Point, Sam served in the occupation of Japan from 1946 to 1949 and then served in the Korean War. He served ten more years in the Army Reserves. He went in to the insurance business with his father and ran the Title Insurance Agency on Pearl Street in downtown Hartford until 1990. He worked for the National Life of Vermont until his retirement in 1995. He served on the Board of Directors of Mechanics Savings Bank and the Hartman Tobacco Company for 20 years. Sam dedicated his life to public service. He served as Treasurer of the United Way of Greater Hartford for 25 years, receiving its Community Service Award, the United Way’s highest volunteer award, in 1980. He served as an officer of Mount Sinai Hospital and on the Board of the Boys’ Clubs of Hartford. He also served as treasurer of the Greater Hartford Jewish Federation. An avid golfer and life-long member of Tumble Brook Country Club, he served as its President from 1976 to 1978. Sam is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sally Gershel Title, and his three children. He leaves his son, David and his wife Laurie of Fairfield, CT; daughter Diane Title Harris and her husband, Roger of Overland Park, KS; and daughter Betty Title Feigenbaum and her husband, Seth, of West Hartford; and his sister, Elaine Lowengard of West Hartford. His days were brightened by his ten cherished grandchildren: Kim, Nathan and Chelsea Harris; Russell, Sarah, Jack and Robin Title; and Dana, Max and Maya Feigenbaum.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT. Interment will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery in Hartford. A memorial period will follow at the home of Betty and Seth Feigenbaum, 23 Peaslee Hill, West Hartford. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 16-18. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jewish Community Foundation, 333 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117 or to the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, 10 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06106. For further information, directions or to sign the guest book for Sam, visit on-line at www.weinsteinmortuary.com./funerals.cfm.