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Pennsylvania Burial Company, Inc. • 1327-29 South Broad Street 
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Baldi Funeral Home • 1331 S Broad Street 
Victor L. Baldi III - F.D.
Phone: (215) 389-2414

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Samantha  Ainuddin

Samantha Ainuddin

Saturday, March 4th, 1972 - Monday, February 3rd, 2020
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Obituary

MANZOOR SAMANTHA AINUDDIN
A memorial tribute celebrating the life of Manzoor Samantha Ainuddin will be held SATURDAY, February 8 at the Baldi Funeral Home, 1331 South Broad Street, Philadelphia. She died Monday morning, February 3 after a 23- year battle with breast and ovarian cancer. Viewing is from 1 to 2:30 pm, with tributes from 2:30 to 4 pm.
Samantha was the beloved daughter of Susan Fricke and her late father Ainuddin, and is survived by her mother, her siblings Shahid Ainuddin (Rose), Seema Ainuddin Khan (Wasim), Zahid Ainuddin, Salman Ainuddin, Fouzia Pasha (Jaffer), Zaineb Ainuddin, and Murad (Melanie) Ainuddin, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.
Born March 4, 1972 in Chicago, she and her family moved to Karachi, Pakistan when she was nine, returning to the US when she was 16. Samantha graduated from Trinity HS in Camp Hill, PA and earned a BA in communications from Wilson College.
Her career as a TV producer/director covered years ESPN in Bristol, CT, NBC in Omaha and Atlanta, PBS in Cleveland and NESN in Boston. In Philadelphia she freelanced sports events with Comcast Sportsnet, ran the Jumbotron at the Phillies games, and was community coordinator for Athleta in King of Prussia.
Samantha was first diagnosed with cancer in 1997 at the age of 25 with breast cancer, again with breast cancer in 2005, and with stage 3 ovarian cancer in February 2017.
Samantha was an incredibly loving, strong, positive and focused person with a keen mind and sense of humor. Throughout her battles with cancer she has been proactive with her treatment while at the same time earning a master’s degree in media innovation from Syracuse University during chemo, running marathons, the Hyannis triathalon, rock climbing, skydiving, camping and learning surfing. She started a breast cancer survivor rowing group and created gyno cancer awareness podcasts called Lady Ballers available on iTunes and Google Play, all while working and teaching spinning.
Samantha will be deeply missed by her extensive family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation www.sandyovarian.org in her memory.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    When
    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Location
    Baldi Funeral Home
    Address
    1331 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19147
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    THE VIEWING WILL TAKE PLACE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 1PM AND 2:30PM SATURDAY. MEMORIAL TRIBUTES WILL BEGIN AT 2:30PM Video Tribute https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/664439HDG3Y23497
  • Service

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 2:30pm
    When
    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 2:30pm
    Location
    Baldi Funeral Home
    Address
    1331 S Broad St
    Philadelphia, PA 19147
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    MEMORIAL TRIBUTES WILL BEGIN AT 2:30 - 4PM Please Enjoy these you tube tributes made by Samantha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pthyc-jGkVY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvIyi40iC4U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqSbbQKo8Po https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3uvg1WwDCw
  • Interment

    Location
    Private
    Address
    1327 South Broad Street
    PHILADELPHIA, PA
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Brenda Khan

Posted at 08:16pm
I first met Sam as a teenager in Karachi, and I recognized her sparkle then. I also saw how strong she was. I am happy to have met such a rich personality. I only knew her in person for a short time in Karachi, and then followed her life progress on FB in Mom's proud posts. She will be remembered.
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Chris DeBenedetto and Rose Leiker.

Posted at 11:57am
Murad and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. However, having known Sam a little, I know her strength and beauty will live on forever. Love you
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Love, Melanie

Posted at 05:38pm
Keeping you in our memories always. Love you beautiful sister. RIP
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Posted at 05:16pm
We will miss you Aunt Sam. Love Mikaela, Naomi and Marcus
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