Sure, our “Unsung Hero” feature runs on Wednesdays.
But Sam Singh’s last day of work was Friday. Tomorrow, he heads back to India.
After 19 years working at the Riverside Avenue Mobil — 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, holidays included — Sam deserves this shout-out while he’s still here.
Everyone — customers, cops on the corners, strangers who wander in off I-95 — loves Sam. “He’s extremely friendly and warm, with a great personality,” says owner Kevin Ancker.
And boy, does he work hard.
Sam just turned 40. He’s spent almost as much time in the US as he did in his native country.
Now he’s going home. He’s getting married there. And he’ll help his parents, who are getting older.
“They helped him out. Now it’s his turn to give back to them,” says Jim Donaher. The Gault executive is one of Sam’s biggest fans.
He also was part of a group that took Sam out to thank him — and celebrate — Thursday night. They hit the Duck, Viva’s and VFW.
Of course, Sam made it in to work at 6 the next morning.
And — working, chatting, and smiling — he stayed right to the end.
Thanks, Sam, for all you’ve done for Mobil, Saugatuck and Westport. Safe travels — come back soon!