Samuel Person

PERSON-Samuel. Age 86. Died November 11, 2017. Devoted husband of Joan Faber Person. Loving father of Larry and Louis. Beloved grandfather to Sera, Riley and Darin. Father-in-law to Brian Stein and Lisa Person. Brother-in-law to Rosalie Beal and Barbara Butler. Your love will remain with us forever.


Sam was born to Louis and Gussie Person in Bronx, NY. After serving the US in the Korean War he met Joan, his wife of over 63 years. He influenced generations of successful accounting students as a legendary professor of accounting at CW Post College and Dowling College and co-founder and instructor at the Person/Wolinsky CPA Review Course.


He was co-founder and first president of the Suffolk County Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs and served on the board of the state society.


Sam was passionate about giving back to his community. He served as comptroller of the town of Brookhaven and was active in local politics. He co-founded and served as president of Temple Isaiah in Stony Brook, NY and as board member and chairman of Saint Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY.


Betrayed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1957, Sam became an ardent Yankees fan. Sam’s feisty nature, wit, knowledge of history, and the stories he told of his life experiences will be missed by all.


In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to The Museums at Stony Brook or The Professor Leo Schloss Scholarship at Long Island University.


Services will be held Tuesday, November 14 at 10 am at Eden Memorial Chapel, 327 Main St., Fort Lee, NJ, Interment to follow in Old Montefiore Cemetery in Laurelton, NY. 


For condolences, directions, or information, please contact Eden Memorial Chapel at or call (201) 947-EDEN