More scenes from today’s Westport Memorial Day parade. Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
Tuesday, March 05, 2024
More scenes from today’s Westport Memorial Day parade. Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
More scenes from today’s Westport Memorial Day Parade. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Scenes from today’s Westport Memorial Day parade.WestportNow.com photos
Samuel Meyer Brody of Westport died April 2 in Bridgeport. He was 96.
Sam Brody: advertising executive. Contributed photo
Sam was a larger than life character who belonged to everyone he met.
Born in 1921 to Russian Jewish immigrants, he survived the Great Depression, World War II and went on to be a pioneer in the glory days of advertising on Madison Avenue.
During the Great Depression, Sam witnessed the eviction of his family. The two-bedroom apartments they lived in for the next several years were crammed full, not only with Sam’s family and their beloved dog, but two uncles, his mother’s younger brothers.