Samuel Chapin, 90, of Longboat Key, died March 30.
Born Aug. 30, 1919, in New York City, he graduated from Wilbraham & Monson Academy in Wilbraham, Mass., and The Taft School, in Waterford, Conn., before joining Moore Drop Forging Co. in 1938. He served in the U.S. Maritime Service from 1944 to 1945. In 1963, Mr. Chapin became president and CEO of Moore Drop Forging Co. He also served as director of Third National Bank of Hamden County, Mass., Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., and Springfield Institution for Savings.
Mr. Chapin lived in Longmeadow, Mass., and, after 55 years, moved to Longboat Key in 1971. He spent summers in Whittier, N.C., since 1974.
Mr. Chapin was president of the Springfield Boys & Girls Club, trustee of Baypath Junior College and a member of Longmeadow Country Club and Colony Club of Springfield, Mass.
Mr. Chapin is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara; sons Sam Jr. and Scott; daughter, Dale Holton; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be private. Contributions can be made to TideWell Hospice & Palliative Care, 3355 26th St. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34205.
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