Sam Roweis died unexpectedly on January 12, 2010.

He was a truly wonderful person; a beloved son, husband and father; and a treasured friend and colleague.

This is a place for all of us who were lucky enough to know Sam to share our memories and to help celebrate his life.
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Saturday, 16 January 2010

from Michael Hochster

When Sam started at Google in early 2007, I was assigned to be his mentor. It didn't take long to figure out who the real mentor was! I remember telling people that Sam right away understood anything I explained to him better than I did myself. One evening after work, Sam and I were talking about some technical topic while I waited for my bus home. I don't remember the details now, but at the time it was captivating enough that I didn't notice the bus loading, then pulling away. Sam chased it some distance on my behalf, yelling very very loudly until the driver pulled over. That was Sam: engaging enough to make you miss your bus, kind enough to flag it down for you. I'll miss him.

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