January 6, 1947 – October 16, 2019 Dr. Samuel Pesner was born in Hollywood, California. Sam attended Inglewood High School where he served as Senior Honor Board and Senior Class President. He was a member of the James K. Polk Fan Club. He then attended UCLA where he earned both Bachelor of Visual Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees from the Southern California College of Optometry. Sam was raised in Hawthorne and Inglewood, California. After graduation, Sam had no job and no money, so of course he went to Europe with classmates. During those early years Sam played lead guitar in local bands on his treasured 1957 Fender Telecaster. Lou and Sam were married and embarked on a life of travel and adventure. They spent six months traveling through 36 states and seven provinces of Canada in their 1971 VW Westfalia camper. When you spend six months side by side all day and night, you really get to know that person – and yourself.