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Official Obituary of

Samuel Vladimir Boor

October 6, 1932 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Samuel Boor Obituary

Born Oct 6th, 1932, in Roselle, NJ, to Ladislav Boor and Catharine Richardson. Sam had two older brothers, John, and Pete.

They were raised between New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland.

The foregoing doesn’t come close to even summarizing Sam’s achievements. His daughters found some of his writing that will be released in the future. He was quite the philosopher and writer.

Sam attended Chevy Chase High school in Bethesda, MD and graduated in 1950.

He enjoyed playing basketball, baseball, building model airplanes, and talking to beautiful girls.

Sam continued on to George Washington Medical School from 1950-1953 for undergraduate and 1953-1957 for graduate school, to be an Otolaryngologist.

He then attended Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA for internship 1957-1958 and residency in ENT 1958-1962.

He served in the Army as a doctor in between the Korean and Vietnam Wars, stationed at Second Field Hospital Munich from 1961-1963.

After returning from Munich, he decided to open his private practice as an ENT in New York City and shared an office with Dr. John Eden, on the upper east side in Manhattan. John was an Ophthalmologist who Sam attended medical school with and was his best friend. He had many years of success.

While in New York, Sam heard the announcement on the radio during the Woodstock Festival, requesting medical volunteers. He was inspired to help. He was flown into the festival in an Army helicopter, along with other medical personnel. Once amid the “Aquarian Exposition”, he manned the large medical tent that dealt with the most critical patients, for the duration of the festival. He also returned days later to assist in the cleanup.

He met and married his first wife, Patricia Bunbury, and shortly after they decided to move to Ogden, UT. There he attended the University of Utah, Family Practice Residency Program, from 1971-1973. He opened a private practice as a Family Physician and decided to start a small family. His first two children were born, Eric Vladimir Boor and Michelle Patrice Boor.

Sam had a successful practice and met many friends in Ogden. As life has many chapters, he divorced, and moved to Roosevelt, UT, working in Emergency Medicine. Over the years he covered various ER’s, including spending a ski season in Jackson Hole, WY, then up to Sidney, MT.

In 1987, Sam moved to Roundup, MT, working at the Roundup Memorial Hospital and Musselshell County Medical Clinic. He met the love of his life, Leslie Feaster. They were married on September 23, 1988.

They managed a small sheep farm at home, and after leaving the clinic, Sam and Leslie opened “Roundup Family Practice,” his private family practice, in town. In 1994, their first daughter, Emily Catharine Boor, was born. 

The Boor’s moved to Wolf Point, in 1996. Sam worked in the ER at Trinity Hospital, and as a Family Physician at Listerud Rural Health Clinic. In 2000, he retired, and in 2001, Sam and Les welcomed another daughter, Carolyn Alena Boor.

They continued with the sheep and added to the farm management – breeding and training Great Pyrenees dogs, Les and the girls rode and worked with horses, the girls managed the chickens (Sam built the coops), and Sam and Les farmed wheat and alfalfa.

Sam kept busy and enjoyed restoring antique Volkswagon vans and vanagons, Chevy trucks, and even a ’64 Galaxie!

Sam was always interested and involved in the school system, his garden, learning different languages to include Slovak and German, and innumerable projects.

In 2007, Leslie’s work led them to Great Falls, MT.

Here, Sam continued with his antique vehicle restoration - launching “SVB Enterprises.”

That gorgeous green and yellow 2 ½ ton Chevy outside of Custom Body Company in Black Eagle? That’s his!

He loved to travel the U.S. and Europe, attend basketball games, (he rarely missed a boys Bison game) talk politics, and go out to eat at Boston’s, Dante’s, Jakers and Bert and Ernie’s – all great local Montana restaurants.

Sam passed away on February 4th, 2024, at home, with Leslie and Emily at his side.

In addition to his wife and children, Sam is survived by his granddaughter, Peyton, and grandson, Alexander. He was preceded in death by his brother, John, and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, pick up a copy of “Woodstock ‘69: Three Days of Peace, Music & Medical Care,” get involved in your local city council/board/commission meeting, or watch “Casablanca,” Sam’s favorite movie.

If the snow is good, there will be a “Ski for Sam” day on March 7th at Showdown, and a Celebration of Life, on what would be his 92nd birthday, October 6, 2024.

Logistics don’t always work out – wherever you find yourself on that day, or any day, do something in his honor – preferably, something that will make him smile and laugh!

Anyone interested in attending either event, get a hold of his daughter, Emily at (406) 781-9887, or ecboor@yahoo.com

Showdown Ski Area, Montana - 2850 US HWY 89 S, Neihart, MT 59465

A copy of “Woodstock ‘69: Three Days of Peace, Music & Medical Care” by Myron Gittell and Jack Kelly, is available on thriftbooks.com, or amazon.com, among many other sites.

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