Samuel F. Commons
Commons, Samuel F. (November 20, 2016) Age 92. Formally of Coatesville and Flourtown. Beloved husband of the late Helen J (nee Olson). Loving father to Amelia L. (Stephen) Nally, Rachel C. (Radu) Chebeleu, Jill L. (Charles) Kullmann, and Matthew M. (Claire) Commons. He will also be missed by his 12 grandchildren and niece Rebecca Benack. Brother of the late Charles Commons, Helena Bird, and June Lancaster.
Sam joined the US Army Air Forces after completing high school in 1942. He went on to serve his country honorably in WWII, and received The Distinguished Flying Cross. Sam flew in 53 combat missions while serving in the Southwest Pacific. He was proud to have taken part in the first daylight bombing raid over the Philippines.
He graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Engineering, and went on to work at Honeywell as plant manager at their newly constructed Fort Washington facility. Sam left Honeywell to found Alert Building Security and Services.
Sam was active in the Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church and the American Legion. He served as Commander of the VFW Post 7919, and President of the 43rd Bomb Group Association.
Relatives and friends are invited to Samuel’s Viewing Sunday 11/27 2-4 pm Craft Funeral Home of Erdenheim 814 Bethlehem Pike. A Memorial Service will follow Sunday Evening 7 pm at Normandy Farm Estates 9000 Twin Silo Dr., Blue Bell, PA 19422. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers contributions in Samuel’s name may be made to the VFW Foundation 406 W. 34th St. Suite 920 Kansas City, MO 64111. www.VFWFoundation.org