Sam Mayo Wylde II
Owner and chairman of Ener-G Foods, Inc since 1962, Sam was internationally recognized for his work with patients suffering from celiac sprue disease.
Because of his pioneering work in development of digestible, gluten-free bakery products, doctors and nutritionists throughout the world sought his advice and counsel.
A World War II veteran, Sam was a popular member of the Seattle business community, active in the Rotary club and the Downtown Athletic Club. A loyal Husky and member of the University of Washington Tyee Club, for over 60 years Sam could be found in the stands wearing purple and gold cheering for his team.
Mr Wylde's family founded Novelty Flour Mill, headquartered at Alki Beach in West Seattle, Washington. Later he started the Sam Wylde Flour Co. and purchased Ener-G Foods.
At the age of 88, Mr. Wylde passed away August 14th, 2002. He was the beloved husband of Helen and father of Colleen Perry, Sam Wylde III and Jane White. Brother of Marjorie Delsman. Grandfather of Heidi Aaker, Wendy Williams, Cameron Perry, Heather Cardenas, Tammy Gonzalez, Eric White, Tasha VanBuskirk, Samuel Wylde IV, and Alexander Wylde.