January 21, 2019

Shevat 15, 5779


Sam Edelson


Shevat 5, 5734

March 15, 1916 to January 28, 1974

Sam was a first generation American born of Russian Immigrants. He was a product of the NYC School System, finishing high school at night to help support his family as an auto body repairman. He took these skills with him into the Army-Air Corps, where he was a welder and helped repair bombers in India. He earned the rank of sergeant and received distinguished honors such as the American Service Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. Returning home, he helped organize unions in New York and was an officer in the United Automobile Workers Union. He had a long and devoted marriage to Edith (rosenkranz), and was a most loving father of two and grandfather of four. Sam valued honesty, justice, education, and involvement in just causes. He lived his words as a fighter for civil rights, and as an example to his family. Sadly missed by Kathy, Dorothy, Mike, Dan, Diana, Eric, David, and Sandra.

U.S. Army, WWII

Served from May 7, 1943 to November 13, 1945

Military Specialty

492 Bomb Squadron




American Service Medal