Sam Qiao was born on January 23rd, 2001 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Hoboken, NJ. A true millennium baby, he arrived on the last day of the Year of the Dragon, and was the first member of the Qiao Family to be born in the U.S.A. Sam attended North Country Academy for preschool, and Birchwood Elementary School in Niskayuna, NY. He then moved to Pearland, TX where he attended Nolan Ryan Junior High and was a member of the Shadow Creek High School Founding Graduating Class of 2019 where he played clarinet in the band and marching band, and was a member of the tennis team and National Honors Society.
Sam was a legend among his peers for his compassion, abundant kindness, dare-devil ways, and ability to attract the ladies. Sam was a man of action. Sam loved his family and his friends deeply, and we love him vastly in return. He will be incredibly missed by everyone he has ever come into contact with and lives on in our memories, and through his legacy. Sam believed deeply that everyone had a purpose. We sincerely believe that his purpose was to save the Qiao Family, and to make the world a kinder place for both his friends and strangers alike. He continues to fulfill his purpose everyday as he watches over and protects us as our Guardian Angel. Thank you Sam for being a part of our lives here on Earth.
Love Mom, Dad, John, Trish, Sweet Pea, Oso, Lucie, and your many loving friends and family.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Sam
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Clayton Funeral Home Pearland
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