Samuel Feehan CPO

Posted By: Nathanael Feehan on February 23, 2015

Mr. Samuel Tai Yung Feehan, CPO passed away peacefully in Franciscan
Hospice Care with his wife at his side on February 20th, 2015 in Tacoma,
Washington. He was 57.

Samuel is survived by his parents, Philip and Frances Joann Feehan of
Overland Park, Kansas; his wife Sonya, his children Nathanael, Benjamin
(Jessica), Johanna Austin (Paul), and Elisabeth; two grandchildren, Erin
and Oliver Feehan, and his siblings, John Feehan, Megan Leary, Maura
Peterson, Daniel Feehan, Thomas Feehan, Bridget Gilbreath, Susan Gafney,
Kimiko Feehan-Flores, Jennifer Stottle and Dennis Feehan. Samuel is
preceded in death by his biological mother, and son Samuel Dominick.

Samuel was born on September 25th, 1957 in a rural village near Inchon,
South Korea. By age two he had contracted polio and lived a lifetime with
this disability and the need of walking aids. He gave his life to Jesus
Christ in 1972 and spent a life time growing closer to him. He was adopted
by Philip and Joann in 1974 and came to the United States at that time. He
graduated from Bishop Miege High School in 1976 and from the University Of
Washington School Of Rehabilitation Medicine in 1982 with a bachelor’s
degree in orthotics and prosthetics. He completed his orthotic and
prosthetic residency in Los Angeles, CA. In 1983 he married Sonya Marie
Koziuk, who he had met at the University of Washington. After moving
to Spokane, WA, Samuel began working for Schindler’s Orthotics and
Prosthetics as an orthotist. Over the next ten years he and Sonya
welcomed three children into their home and they began home schooling them
in 1992. In 1993 he moved his family to Lubbock, TX where he worked for
four years as an orthotist/prosthetist for Lubbock Orthotics and
Prosthetics and where another child, Dominick was still born in 1996. He
returned to the Pacific Northwest in 1997 and welcomed Elisabeth Kezia into
his family in 1998. He was employed until 2003 by Northwest Prosthetics
and orthotics. In 2003 he opened Master’s Orthotics and Prosthetics where
he served his community until he retired in November of 2014.

Samuel is remembered by his children as an overcoming, hardworking and
diligent father, employer, and professional who encouraged them to love
their God and pursue their goals. His heart of compassion and love for his
family became more and more evident over the course of his life and
eventually overshadowed everything in the last two weeks of his life.
Samuel was accomplished at breaking pencils with a single sheet of paper
and took the secret of this feat to his grave, along with other martial
arts abilities; though he was often asked by his children to teach them how
to do it. He was also an avid gardener, birdwatcher, apiarist, and
naturalist and often pointed out species of edible and medicinal plants to
his friends and family. His smile was always ready and he was well loved by
everyone he came in contact with. He was a generous and
dedicated individual who loved the Lord and who was passionate
about providing for his family, leaving a lasting legacy for his children,
and caring for his land and animals. Throughout his life he enjoyed the
outdoors and would spend hours fishing, hiking the beach and mountains,
gardening, orcharding, and caring for his various poultry. He was an active
and dedicated member of South Kitsap Alliance Church.

A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, February 27, at Port Orchard
Seventh Day Adventist Church, 5000 Bethel Road SE, Port Orchard, WA 98363
with a reception to follow on site. Pastors Roth, French and Abram will
officiate the ceremony. Graveside service will be Monday March 2nd, in
Chewelah, WA. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sam's life.
Condolences can be sent to [E-mail Address Removed]. The family would
like to thank Dr. Richard Moffet, Mr. Richard Loyd, Dr. Russel Kolbo,
Burzynski Clinic, Harrison Hematology and Oncology, Franciscan Hospice, and
many others for their assistance throughout Samuel’s three year battle with

Please send memorial donations to: Pastor Gerhad DuToit, c/o Life Action
Ministries, 690 Elim Lodge Road; Lakehurst, ON KOL 1JO

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