Samuel A. Bax, a retired railroad maintenance supervisor, died Thursday in his home after a lengthy illness, during which he received the care of Niagara Hospice. He was 77.
Mr. Bax, known as "Chico," was born in Niagara Falls and graduated from Trott Vocational High School. He served in the Navy in the Pacific from February 1946 to November 1947.
He worked 42 years for Consolidated Rail Corp. and its predecessor companies and retired in 1986.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, the former Naomi C. Smith; three sons, Sam and David, both of Las Vegas, and Robert of Niagara Falls; two brothers, Alphonse "Butch" of Las Vegas and Daniel of Lewiston; two sisters, Betty Belson of Florida and Olivia "Ollie" Lorenti of Lewiston; and five grandchildren.
Services were private.