Remembering Sam Champion's father

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sam Champion

Sam Champion is shown in this file photo. (Ida Mae Astute/ABC)

Good Morning America's Sam Champion is mourning the loss of his dad.

After a life of service to his country and his family, Lt. Col. James H. Champion, U.S. Marine Corps (retired) passed away October 25 in Houston, Texas.

To learn more about Sam's dad, please visit ABCNews.com by clicking here.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Sylvia (Murphy) Champion, son Samuel James Champion (NYC), daughter Teresa Champion, son in law John Quigley, grandchildren Sydney and James Quigley.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests any donations in memoriam be made to:

MD Anderson Cancer Center (RE: Lt. Col. J. H. Champion), PO Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210 or Virginia Autism Project at VirginiaAutismProject.org

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