Samuel Montfort, born January 27, 1928 In Columbus, GA to parents Albert and Rosalee Montfort, one of eleven children, passed away April 5, 2019.
Sam came to Cleveland Ohio in 1930, graduated from East Tech High School and attended Fenn College.
A veteran of the Korean War, Sam was stationed in Japan, where he met his loving wife, Yoshie Hirayama. Sam started Montfort Radio in 1950.
Upon returning to Ohio, he started Sam's Electric, which he operated as President and owner until his death.
Sam was appointed by Mayor Carl Stokes to the Cleveland Board of Electrical Examiners, which he was re-appointed by six consecutive mayors. During his tenure, Sam was elevated to Chairman of the Board.
Sam and Yoshie were blessed with three children. Surviving family members are Nana (Tom) Hanlon, Jiro (Patti) and Saburo Montfort, two grandchildren Chris Hanlon and Ignatiy Montfort, and longtime dear friend Donald Pounds.
Sam loved gardening, sports and anything to do with electric, and helping all people. He used to say "I have an underdog mentality."