BANGOR – James H. “Sam” Samways Sr., 73, passed away June 13, 2008, in Las Cruces, N.M. He was born May 25, 1935, in Bangor, the son of Beatrice G. (Hartley) and Henry Edward Samways. Jim attended Bangor schools and graduated from John Bapst High School. He worked for the Bangor Daily News for 45 years, retiring in 1996. Jim had a love for golf and was an avid golfer both in Maine and Las Cruces, N.M. During his years at the News, he was on several bowling teams at Bangor-Brewer Bowling Lanes. Jim was a member of the Eagles Club of Brewer and a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church of Las Cruces, N.M. Jim and Gloria had a love for sports and their family, and attended all sporting events for their children, Lisa, Pam, Jimmy and Kathy. Jim coached his son’s Little League and Senior Little League teams in Bangor for many years. He was very proud of his daughter, Kathy, who was one of the first girls to play on a Little League team. He was a big New England sports fan and enjoyed the Red Sox, New England Patriots and Boston Celtics, as well as being a University of Maine hockey fan for several years. After his retirement from the News, he and his wife, Peggy, traveled across the country and made their home in Las Cruces, N.M. He is survived by three daughters, Lisa and her husband, Darryl Oxton, of Lewiston, Pamela and her husband, Robert Tweedie, of Bangor, and Kathleen and her husband, Terrance Davis, of Buxton; one son, James H. Samways Jr. of Orono; six grandchildren, J.R., Jessica and Erica Tweedie, all of Bangor, Patrick and Adam Shaheen of Lewiston, and Amanda Oxton of Lewiston; one stepgrandson, Brandon Davis of Buxton; one stepdaughter, Cindy and her husband, Kevin Caron and their daughter, Kimberly, all of Brewer; one stepson, Travis Ginn and his sons, Hunter, Colt and Mason, all of Ashland. Jim was predeceased by his first wife, Gloria Samways, in 1990; and his second wife, Margaret “Peggy” Samways, in 2005. Jim will be remembered by dear friends, Bill and Peggy Dettmer of Las Cruces, N.M., as well as other close friends from the Las Cruces, N.M., area. We thank Father Scott and all of the parishioners of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church for all their love and support. A private graveside service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery, Bangor. Donations in his memory may be made to the James H. Samways Heart Fund, care of Eastern Maine Healthcare Charities, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931.