Robert L. Collom, Sr., 82, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 18, 2021.
He was born in 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Elmer F. Collom and Christine West. Bob graduated from Southern Philadelphia High School in 1957. He honorably served in the United States Navy from 1958-1962. In 1969, he became part of the Philadelphia Local Carpenter’s Union 1050. Bob had been an active parishioner at Church of the Holy Child since 1988. Sir Knight Robert Collom, Sr. was a 4th Degree Knight, as well as a past Grand Knight Faithful Navigator for the Knights of Columbus Holy Child Council 12190.
Those that had the privilege of knowing Bob knew his deep love for his faith and his family. He was also unmistakably proud of his Philadelphia roots, as shown by being a passionate fan of the Phillies, Flyers and Eagles. He was an avid fisherman for years and spent much time fishing down at the Jersey Shore.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of nearly 59 years, Geraldine “Gerry” Collom; his children Robert Collom, Jr. (Diane), Kimberly Canale (Steven); grandchildren Daniel, Dominique and Gianna; sister Iris Liskowycz.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1818 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.