Dr. Samuel D. Aven, age 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan 9th, 2020 in Suwanee GA. Sam was born on October 23, 1936 in New Castle, PA to Samuel Aven and Louise (Raguso) Aven. He graduated from Indiana University Teachers college and went on to earn a Doctorates of Education from Baylor University. He spent the rest of his career in both public and private education starting out as a high school teacher in Neshannock Township, PA. He went on to work at Youngstown University and then Tarkio College in MO where he was Dean of Admissions. He spent the later part of his professional career in the proprietary school business leading schools in Pittsburgh, Springfield VA and New York City. He ended his career as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Herzing College. He took great pleasure and satisfaction in mentoring many people throughout his life and considers those he was able to help his greatest contribution. He was an avid sports fan and a lifelong Steeler and Pirates fan. He also enjoyed traveling internationally, reading and business. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Donna Lee Hall from Monaca, PA. He is also survived by his two sons, Jeffrey S Aven and Donald H Aven along with his sister, Carol Park, brother David Aven and 6 grandchildren (Timothy, Stephanie, Samuel, Jackson and Colton Aven and Lindsey Lawrence). There will be a private interment at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park in Rochester, PA. The family will be planning a private memorial service this summer in New Castle, PA.