Samuel Hainley

Samuel Hainley

Monday, April 24th, 1944 Friday, August 16th, 2019

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Obituary for Samuel L. "Sam" Hainley

Samuel (Sam) L. Hainley, 75, of New Holland, passed away at home on Friday, August 16, 2019. Born in Denver on April 24, 1944, he was the son of the late Samuel L. and Hester Hainley. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Dolores (Dory Diem) Hainley. In addition to his wife, Sam is survived by his three children: Cindy Hoffert, Sandy Kotay and Tim Rice; a stepson, Randy (ZIP) Young and his son Damian Young, who were very special to him; four brothers: Ronald, Fred, Norman, and Terry; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Sam was preceded in death by a brother, Lyman Hainley.

He attended Cocalico School. Sam served in the U. S. Army from 1961-1963. He was a truck driver for 44 years and was proud of being recognized as a Million Mile Driver, having driven 1,000,000 miles without a chargeable safety violation or accident. Sam retired from Dart Container in 2012 after 21 years of service.

When Sam wasn’t driving truck, he enjoyed going to car cruises with his daughter Cindy, where they both showed their 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Classic cars. Sam also liked spending time with his buddies from work, drinking coffee and exchanging truck driving stories. His truck buddies meant a lot to him. Sam also liked going to flea markets, NASCAR races, and taking an occasional trip to the casinos.

Sam was blessed by wonderful and caring neighbors, and will fondly be remembered for his love of family and friends and the ability to make everyone laugh with his humor and his talking stuffed animals.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church, 4833 Division Hwy., East Earl on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Kris Poontajak officiating. Interment will follow the memorial service at Ranck’s United Methodist Cemetery, 700 Ranck Rd., New Holland. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 10 -11 a.m. If desired, memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, 4250 Crums Mill Rd., Suite 100, Lancaster Division, Harrisburg, PA 17112, the American Lung Association, 101 Good Dr., Suite 1, Lancaster, PA 17603, or Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be posted at

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church
    4833 Division Hwy.
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    Saturday, August 24th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church
    4833 Division Hwy.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, August 24th, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Krisana Poontajak
  • Interment

    Ranck's United Methodist Cemetery
    700 Ranck Rd.
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Ronald and Jackie Diem

Dory our condolences to you and your family. Our prayers go out to you. So sorry to hear about Sam’s passing.
Comment | Posted at 06:43pm via Condolence

D. Scott Sensenig

I only met Sam once or twice, but my dad and I connected instantly with Sam as we all shared a love for American Muscle cars. What a very pleasant time. Our deepest condolences go out to your family. Scott and Lisa Sensenig.
Comment | Posted at 09:45pm via Condolence

Donna Huyett

Dory and family,
So very sorry to hear of the passing of Sam. I remember meeting him when I worked beside Dory at Favorite Mtg. and joking around with him and Roy. Now he is up above with the Good Dr. And I bet they are sharing their stories again. May you find comfort in all your loving memories.
Sincerely Donna White Huyett
Comment | Posted at 10:12pm via Condolence

Lisa Hartman

I'm very sorry to hear of Sam's passing. I'm sure he will be missed by many.
Comment | Posted at 08:22pm via Condolence

Steve Groff

So sorry to see Sam passed, I always enjoyed chatting with Sam and Dory back in the day at what was then the Rec Center when I worked there in maintenance. Both he and Dory are good people. I had worked at Dart back in the '90s, although I never knew them at the time. So sorry for your loss Dory, miss seeing you and Sam. Steve Groff
Posted at 02:40pm

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