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
Rachel and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I WILL KEEP YOU ALL IN MY PRAY. Remember God makes no mistakes. Be Blessed Pat DeMary
May you be comforted by the many wonderful memories and warm thoughts and the blessing of sharing so many years with him. Sam was one that certainly made a lasting impression on all who meet him. I enjoyed his sense of humor and gentleness. Thinking of all of you and wishing you brighter days ahead.
Uncle Sam was always such a gentleman. When he visited us in Colorado, he always came up with really fun adventures outside like building forts and playing army. I will always remember how much he loved his family and his dear wife and life partner, Aunt Helen. He lived an amazing life and will be remembered with fondness by our family.
My condolences to Matt and his entire family. Having worked with Matt for many years, and heard him speak so lovingly about his father, I know this is a difficult time. The Kealy family extends our warmest thoughts and prayers to you all.
Our sincere condolences to the entire Commons Family!
We feel very fortunate to have met Sam
and treasure the time spent together
with him and Helen.
Thinking of all of you at this difficult time.
We are sad to hear of Sam’s passing. We know that we are comforted knowing that Sam is at home with our Lord ,Jesus Christ. Sam was a hero during WW 2. He put his life in danger so that we can continue to live in freedom. There was a special place in Heavan waiting for Sam and now he is there , with Helen, together for eternity. Well done thy good and faithful servant.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.