Obituary of Jack Abrams
Jack Abrams, 101, of Largo, FL and formerly of Newport, RI passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 in Largo. Jack was predeceased by his wife of 73 years, Pearl who passed away in 2013.
Born in Fall River, MA, Jack was the son of the late Nathan and Esther Abramovitz and was the oldest of three children.
Jack was a 1936 graduate of Rogers High School and faithfully attended the school’s reunions as long as he lived in Newport. He was a proud Mason and Shriner and the oldest living member of Touro Synagogue.
Jack was a veteran of the Navy and served in submarine service in WWII. When he returned to Newport, he resumed his management of the family butcher shop, The Square Deal Meat Market on Thames Street, along with Pearl who worked by his side.
Jack was a popular resident of Cypress Palms in Largo, Florida where many residents joined in his gala 100th birthday in 2017 and his recent 101st birthday celebration. He enjoyed sharing stories about his time in the Navy and his work as the owner of a successful meat market. He talked on the phone frequently with his old friends and his first question was always, what’s happening in Newport.
Jack was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his daughter Joyce Seder and her husband, Dr. Harold Seder of St. Petersburg, FL; his son Richard Abrams and his wife Joan of Bristol, RI, two grandchildren, Dr. Stephen Seder and his wife Dr. Rachel Seder of Houston, TX, and Dr. Karen (Seder) Derechin and her husband Daniel of Chicago, IL and three great grandsons, Louis, Ike and Jessup Derechin.
Funeral service will be held Sunday, August 5, 2018 at the Hoffman Jewish Memorial Chapel, 11 Fowler Avenue, Newport at 1:00pm. Burial at Beth Olam Cemetery, 181 Wyatt Road, Middletown, RI. Shiva will be observed at 5:00 pm on Sunday at the Ahavas Achim Chapel at the Levi H. Gale House, 85 Touro Street, Newport.
Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Touro Synagogue, 85 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840.
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