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Obituary: Samuel Xavier Motsay, Center Grove Area

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Samuel Xavier Motsay

Samuel Xavier Motsay, 16, of the Center Grove area, entered into heaven on Sunday, May 11, 2014.

Sam was smart, funny, athletic, loving and lovable.

He was born June 26, 1997, at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville.

He graduated from Sugar Grove Elementary School and Center Grove Middle School Central and was a sophomore at Center Grove High School. During high school, Sam was an honors class student who twice earned the Outstanding Academic Achievement recognition from his school. He also was twice named a Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference Scholar Athlete.

He loved being an athlete, especially playing basketball; and he was proud to call himself a Trojan. Sam loved listening to music as well as playing his tenor sax at Center Grove, where he was first chair for several years. He was an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying hiking, fishing, hunting and going to the beach. Sam prized his laptop and was an avid gamer.

He will be loved and missed by his parents, Jeanine Motsay Ochoa and Francis Xavier Motsay; stepparents, Edward Ochoa and Diane Howell; brothers, Nicolas, Frankie and Lucas; sisters, Gina and Ashlee; grandparents, Jay and Betty Behimer and Dr. Miguel and Gerry Ochoa, all of Danville, Illinois, Francis H. (Mary Ellen) Motsay and Dorothy Motsay; many loving aunts, uncles and cousins; and his yellow Lab, T-Bone.

The funeral service will be at noon Saturday at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 445 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch, 1605 S. State Road 135, and from 11 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church. His ashes will be laid to rest at a later date.

In memory of Sam, contributions may be made to the Center Grove High School Athletic Department or the Resurrection Lutheran Church Youth Group Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ghherrmann.com.

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