Cranston H. Sample
Cranston H. Sample

March 5, 1929 - May 30, 2019
Born in Philadelphia
Resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Obituary

The Obituary
CRANSTON H. SAMPLE was born on March 5, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA to Elbert and Emma Sample.  Cranston attend Central High School, Penn State University and Temple University. While at Penn State he pledged Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated in 1949. He was a Life member of his fraternity.  Cranston served in the Air Force as Military Police in Merced, California. Returning to Philadelphia, he earned a Master's degree at Temple University in Administrative Education, Cranston became an Assistant Principal and Interim Principal at his childhood school, Sulzberger Middle, where spent his entire 35 year career as teacher and administrator.   
Cranston was a Christian and family man. He served as Elder and Men's Bible teacher at Mount Airy Presbyterian Church.  It was not unusual for Cranston to do anything for anyone which included literally giving the coat off of his back. His devotion to his family was always seen by all.  He was an outstanding model for his girls and family for what to expect from a man. His quotes from “The Sample's Book of Knowledge” often evoked laughter and smiles at family gatherings.  He loved his family and would share stories about them often.
Cranston's first wife Elizabeth (cee Pierce) and brother Theophilus preceded him in death.  Cranston is survived by his wife Mary (cee Ware), daughters Carol (Doug), Sharon and Roslynn, sister Vivian, grandchildren Jameel, Brice, Zachary, Malachi and Celeste, great grandchildren Jameel Jr. and Elle, brother in law Edward, sister in laws Jean and Sandra, nieces Cheryl, Wanda, Joyce, Ashley and Titanna, nephews Tony, Howard, Kevin, Paul and Aaron, and a host of great nieces and nephews.

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Viewing
Roxborough Church
8230 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, PA US 19128
Thursday, June 6, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Service
Roxborough Church
8230 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, PA US 19128
Thursday, June 6, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Burial
Rolling Green Memorial Park
West Chester Pike, Route 3
West Chester, PA US 19381
Thursday, June 6, 2019
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM