03/24/1936 - 09/20/2020
Service Date: 10/01/2020
Service Time: 1 PM
Service Location: Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 East Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Samuel Lagrito Buot, of Gilbert, AZ, passed away September 20, 2020.

Wife of 35 years:  Carmen Lacanienta Modina-Buot

Parents:  Alfredo Abella Buot, Sr. & Susana Lagrito-Buot

Children:  Ryan Buot, Teresa Buot-Smith, Samuel Buot, Jr., Jonathan Buot, & David Buot

Grandchildren:  Kristen Smith, Ethan Smith, Seth Buot, Noah Buot, Tianna Buot, Christian Buot, Zoe Buot and Bella Rose Buot

Siblings:  Ruth Yandell, Alfredo Buot, Jr., Emma Alaestante, William Buot, & Karen Sandoval (deceased)

Activities & Awards

Author and Grandmaster: Balintawak Buot Eskrima; Eskrima – Arnis; Martial Arts of the Philippines 

Former Officer:  Arizona Knights of Rizal (AZKOR)

President, Owner & Broker:  Realwealth Investment Co. in Cebu City, Philippines & Mesa, AZ

Outstanding Silliman University Alumnus Award (Philippines)  Diamond Jubilee, August 1976

Philippine Association of Realtors Boards: National President, 1973

Integrated Bar of the Philippines: Member

Philippine Real Estate Appraisers and Institute of Real Estate Consultants: member

Philippine Kiwanis International: Lieutenant Governor 

Cebu Realtors Board: President

Mesa-Baseline Rotary Club: Member

Rotary Club of Metro Cebu: Charter member

Cebu Kiwanis Foundation: Charter President 


  • Hilmar and Kerstin Siebert

    Our memories will live forever! Thank you for our friendship and your outstanding way of let me and many other people grow. All the blessings to the family. Carmen and Ryan and all the other Buot Clan we do not know.
    Rest in peace, my friend!

  • Maricar Froemling

    Rest in eternal peace dear Sam. I will always remember you from the days of old when I was your flower girl at your wedding in Cebu. Though we were reconnected only very recently, praise the Lord you still touched my life. See you in the presence of the Lord.
    Maricar Cruz Froemling

  • Thank you for the friendship, the world of FMA has lost a great ambassador. I will miss you as will many. May the lord bless you and your family.
    Dan Medina

  • Manong Sam, Thank you for all you shared with us. Your love and devotion to your family, your friends and your art has left us all with many great memories. May you rest in peace my friend.
    With love and respect
    Jerry Johnston

  • Gigi Lagrito-Pineda

    Condolences to the Buot family. Thank God we had the chance to get together a few years back in Dumaguete. Rest in peace. And God grant strength to Menchie and your children as they go through the grief of losing you.

    From your cousins in Dumaguete City

  • Thank you for all the kind words over the years as a friend. You will be missed by many, but your legacy of kindness will be remembered for a long time by many.

  • Tito Sam you were many things to many people; father, brother, husband, friend, instructor, mentor, chef, host for all the Pacquiao fights, father figure to name a few.
    Your light always shined on those that crossed your path. For some it was but a moment and for others, you impacted and helped mold them into the people they are by the love and guidance you gave them. I am one of many who was privileged enough to have you mentor me for years. In many ways you were father figure that i always wanted to make proud. The world should seem darker without your presence, but it is not because all you have taught and the love you gave to others lives inside of us. We are your legacy and i personally know there is much i want to accomplish and many lives i want to positively impact. With each person that crosses my path i will continue to be like you, always lead with love. Seek to empower people to ignite the fire within and to live with purpose, love , and genuine caring. I learned this from you and promise to continue your legacy in my lifetime. Hopefully i can make the positve impact you have made in so many peoples lives. Until i see you again may you rest in peace and watch over us from above.

  • Thank you Manong Sam for sharing the art of Balintawak with us and opening your home to us. I have learned much from your traditional methods of teaching eskrima. Thank you. May you rest in peace and in paridise with our Lord Jesus Christ experiencing everlasting joy and love. It was a pleasure knowing you Manong Sam. Condolences and prayers go out to the Buot family. God bless you and keep you.

  • Sorry for your loss, Buot family. Sam touched many lives and inspired many to never stop training.

  • Cecile and I sends our deepest sympathy to the sudden loss of your husband, your Dad.
    As we Join you,we ask God to give you the strenght to face the days ahead without him…. his memories will always be there in your hearts and in the hearts of many. You will be in our prayers and know that Sam will always be remembered.
    Our sad farewell to a great warrior. May your journey be short so you can see Our Lord face to face soon.
    Deepest condolence to your family. Menchie and Ryan

  • Thank you for your kindness, your friendship and your leadership in Balintawak. I am honored to have known you, GM.
    May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord shine His face upon you and be gracious unto you. May the Lord turn His face towards you and give you peace!
    Numbers 6: 22-26

  • Wesley Crisostomo

    Our deepest condolences to the Buot clan. I will remember nong Sam as a dedicated supporter of the Filipino Martial Arts, a reasonable friend and a good cook ! So long and Rest In Peace, WARRIOR !!!

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