Solomon J. "Sam" Abdow, 87, of the Fall River Jewish Home, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2011. He was the husband of the late Grace A. (Duffy) Abdow to whom he had been married for 59 years.
Born in Fall River, Sam was the son of the late Nahem and Mary (Doumite) Abdow. Mr. Abdow retired as a Textile Engraver from Universal Engraving in Providence, RI. Sam was a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran of WWII and a Flight Engineer on the B-24 Liberator, holding the rank of Corporal. He was a member of the American Lebanese Veterans Association, S/Sgt. Philip Sabra Post. He was also a member of the Tiverton Rod and Gun Club for many years excelling in field archery. Sam held a single engine private pilot's license and was an avid scale model airplane and jet builder. He was highly competitive in National Competitions in scale model airplane building and flying, receiving numerous awards and trophies. Sam was often featured in Model Aviation Magazines. In 1974, he built the only jet engine scale model in the United States. He was also a talented scrimshaw artist.
A lifelong resident of Fall River, he is survived by three sons Michael Abdow and his wife Lynn, Brian Abdow and his wife Cheryl and Kevin Abdow all of Fall River. He leaves a grandson Christopher Abdow and his wife Christine, and a step-grandson Keith Santos. He is also survived by a sister Mrs. Arthur (Shirley) Methe and a brother Dennis Abdow and his wife Connie all of Fall River and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Sam was also the brother of the late Mrs. Edgar (Freda) Stahl and Edmond and Dolor "Duke" Abdow.
Mr. Abdow's family would like to gratefully acknowledge the entire staff of the Fall River Jewish Home for their exceptional and loving care, and a heartfelt thanks to Beacon Hospice.
His funeral will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 9am from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT CHERRY PLACE 178 Winter St., Fall River, followed by his funeral mass at 10am in St. Anthony of the Desert Church 300 North Eastern Ave., Fall River. Visiting hours will be Friday from 4 to 7pm. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River. For directions or to send a tribute visit: www.waring-sullivan.com