Samuel Guzman Leal Sr.
October 29, 1944- April 29, 2023
He Heard the Angels singing, and he left peacefully with them.
Sam was home birthed in a home where the Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, Ca was built. In 1984, Sam started running, he did numerous races. He did 3 1/2 marathons, triathlon teams and the Death Race, all up and down California. He loved his running and cycling and many family came for the enjoyment of spending time running. It -became a family thing and Sam really enjoyed taking off with anyone who wanted to cycle especially friends and family who enjoyed riding up Millerton on weekends.
Sam liked all kinds of sports, but he loved the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Dallas Cowboys.
He loved the Rolling Stones (saw them Twice), Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson.
He worked his whole career in the automotive Industry as an Automotive Technician…
And he loved his family….his entire large family.
Sam is survived by his wife, Rebecca L. Leal; His two daughters, Samantha L. LaGrasse, and Angie M. Pennington; His son, Samuel G. Leal Jr.; His grandchildren; Gabrielle Torres, Alex Pennington, Daphne Leal, Kaitlynn Pennington, and Aurora Leal; His sister; Lydia Villarreal; his brothers, Saul Leal Sr. and Rudy Leal.
Sam is preceded by his Parents; Evaristo M. Leal, and Ofilia A. Florez; His sisters, Terry Gomez, Lupe Garcia, Raquel Garcia, Angie Delgado and his brother Daniel Rodriguez.
And as the Angels left the Lord opened his arms and welcomed you home.
I will Love you forever,
14 thoughts on “Samuel Guzman Leal Sr”
A beautiful family has had a terrible loss. My heart goes out to you all through this difficult time. My family’s prayers are with you ❤️ ❤️
Dante, thank you so much for your words.
My heart for you Rebecca and family for your loss. I cannot imagine how hard this must be, but I pray you find some peace in knowing he is at rest, and you will be with him again one day. You are in our prayers always!
Jean thank you for your words. The Lord gave me 52 years with him. ♥️
We are so so sad for your loss. All our love and blessings to Sam and his family. Truly, Kathryn Huntsman
Thank you for your words…
I am praying for you all. May God continue to be with you all and give you peace and comfort. Thanks for sharing pics and services was beautiful. I love you all.
Thank your prayers and calling me just before the service started…I needed that❣️
My love to you and the family, tía. He’s still with you guys, always 🧡
Nesha, thank you for your words.
We are so blessed to be included in this most precious memorial of Sam and family….so many treasured moments in those 52 years…All you wanted was to be next to your Sam….you made that happen…He had to go be with his Lord and serve him but the time will come for you to join him Rebecca and I know that will bring a smile to your face…I pray we will have more moments of conversation…you have been so precious to me and I will be there for you my most precious friend..much love Stan and Darlene
Stan & Darlene, thank you for your prayers, love and support. Watching the service meant a lot…you didn’t know my Sam but did this for me.
Rebecca, Ruth and I are saddened to hear of your loss. Knowing how after spending so many years together and the two of you becoming one, you now will lean on those close and dear to you. Sammy and I had a lot of fun as youths that I can never forget. He always had a laugh and smile, the memories of him are etched in my mind as are with all the family. Take a moment and reflect on what God has told us in the Bible at John 15:28,29. It won’t take the pain away of losing someone you will not see each day, but it does give us hope to move ahead with a promise of seeing Sam one day.
Love to you and the family.
Jimmy and Ruth Dutton
Jimmy and Ruth…Thank you for your words…Sam always had fond memories spending time with you as his cousin and his friend.