As per our current Database, Sammy Ofer & family has been died on 3 June 2011(2011-06-03) (aged 89)\nTel Aviv, Israel.
When Sammy Ofer & family die, Sammy Ofer & family was 89 years old.
Sammy Ofer & family’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.
Sammy Ofer & family was born in the Year of the Dog. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.
He was born in 1922 in Galați, Romania. In 1924, Ofer's family immigrated to Mandatory Palestine. The family lived in Haifa. With the start of World War II, he enlisted in the Royal Navy. During the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, he served in the Israeli Sea Corps.
After finishing his military Service, he became a shipping agent with the Eastern Conglomerate, and by 1950 had bought his first ship. He expanded in the shipping Business.
In 2007, Sammy Ofer donated $25 million to the Rambam Health Care Campus, in Haifa, Israel. This contribution was earmarked for two main purposes: $17 million for the 2000-bed fortified underground hospital and $7 million to renovate the existing departments of Surgery, Urology, and ENT.
On 10 November 2008 he was made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in recognition of his involvement with maritime heritage in the United Kingdom.
On 3 June 2011, Ofer died in his house in Tel Aviv at the age of 89.
In 2013, Idan Ofer donated £25 million to London Business School in honor of his Father, Sammy. The Old Marylebone Town Hall will be renamed the Sammy Ofer Centre. The gift is the largest in the school's history.