OF SPECIAL NOTE
ROCKY MOUNTAIN WATER SEPTEMBER 2020 | 41
By Steve Frank
LONGTIME RMWEA LEADER AND WATER TREATMENT
expert Jack Sampson died July 4, 2020. He was 93. Jack was
a true pioneer in the water and wastewater industry. He
was a lifetime member of AWWA and served as President of
what is now known as the Rocky Mountain Water Environment
In addition to presiding over RMWEA, Jack earned numerous
high honors. He was inducted as a member of the well-known
“Five-S” society—the Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovel-ers.
He also won the Alfred Packer Award and the prestigious
Arthur Sidney Bedell award for “extraordinary personal service”
Sampson owned and operated two of the preeminent manu-facturers’
representative firms in Colorado: Goble Sampson,
and Water Control Corporation, now Coombs Hopkins. He was
well recognized for his expertise in water treatment and was
once asked to testify before Congress on the needs and direc-tion
of the industry.
Jack believed that service to the water industry was of para-mount
importance. To that end, his firm produced five presi-dents
In both World War II and the Korean conflict, Jack served his
country as a naval officer. His service included assignments in
three of the Navy’s four Iowa-class battleships
Jack is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Sampson, his son,
Mark Sampson, and his daughter, Heather Fitzgerald. He had
five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
In the May 2020 issue, the article Experts Share Advice on
Continuity of Operations During Coronaviurus Pandemic
should have identified the location of SDF Communica-tions
as Arvada, Colorado, on page 15.