Samantha Nicole Roark
Samantha Nicole Roark, “Sam,” of Still Pond, died Oct. 1, 2016. She was 21.
Born in Chestertown on June 23, 1995, Sam is survived by her loving parents, Ronald M. and Lori A. Roark of Still Pond; brothers Ronnie Roark Jr. of Still Pond, Joshua (Angela) Roark of Gainesville, Va., Jon Roark of Kennedyville and Robert Nunley of Indianapolis, Ind.; sister Linda Roark of Worton; her maternal grandmother, Alice Jo Cochran of Elkton; and paternal grandmother Rose Yarbro of Middletown, Del.
Sam was a 2013 graduate of Kent County High School and she lived her short life to the fullest with many passionate accomplishments. As a year-round athlete, she excelled in field hockey, basketball and softball.
Following graduation, she was in her second year at Cecil College. She worked with Aquafit as a lifeguard and swim instructor, as well as the front desk, always ready to greet you with a smile. She was CPR certified and a Certified Pool Instructor. She also worked at Tolchester Marina, both with the marina and at the Shanty Restaurant and bar. Sam also enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Sam was a diehard Ravens fan and loved the Orioles.
Her family was paramount. She adored her cousins, nieces, nephews and loved her friends. Sam was a straight shooter, loving, strong willed, considerate and had a huge heart that will be missed beyond measure.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to the Samantha Roark Memorial Fund through The People’s Bank to help with funeral costs.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown, where relatives and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Interment will be in Still Pond Cemetery.