Sameer “Sammy” Habib, 20, passed away on December 29, 2012 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts from complications due to a heart condition. Sammy was a student at Boston University for two semesters and served as an Admissions Ambassador. His sophomore year was cut short after it was diagnosed that his heart was operating below capacity. He spent a year on a heart transplant list with a strong desire to get back to college and continue his education and goals. Sammy was intellectually curious and had interests in politics, economics, and international affairs. He was also an avid musician who played the saxophone in high school wind and jazz ensembles, sang in choir, played drums for several local bands, and played leading parts in several drama productions. Sammy also enjoyed reading, strategy board games, and video games.
Sammy was well regarded for his likeable personality and friendliness. He had a way of putting people at ease and making them comfortable. Even with his diagnosis, Sammy always found a way to brighten the day for doctors, nurses and fellow patients - often taking initiative to organize small parties and movie nights at the hospital. Sammy was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Morris E. “Frog” & Juanita S. Batson; and his paternal grandparents, Baqir Habib & Bhatool Ali. Survivors include his parents, Habib Bhacker and Lori Batson of the Sultanate of Oman; his brother, Haitham Habib of Jacksonville; his sister, Madelene Habib of Oman; girlfriend of 6 years, Louise Andersson of Sweden; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Services will be held January 9th at 2 p.m. in the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales, FL. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to any heart or organ transplant association of your choice and to discuss with loved ones about the possibility of becoming an organ donor.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.