In 2001 Sam married Theresa Bauer, of Chatanika. Sam’s passion for Theresa and her music was evident in the undying enthusiasm he gave to her musical endeavors. He supported her talents, becoming her sound manager, as they traveled to Theresa’s performances all over the state. Sam and Theresa shared a home on the banks of the Chatanika River, a place Sam loved and cherished and where he found fulfillment in his final years.
A gathering of celebration and remembrance will be held for Sam Burger by his family on Sunday, March 2, from 2-4 p.m. at the Chatanika Lodge at 28.5 mile, Old Steese Highway.