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Deceased Name: Richard Wolfe Abram

MN United States

 

Richard Wolfe Abram, 78, of Branch Street, died, Wednesday Oct. 27, 2004 in St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born Dec. 18, 1925 in Duluth to Isaac and Carolyn (Banov) Abram. Richard graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1943 and from the University of Wisconsin in 1947. He earned Eagle Scout, with Troop 43 in Duluth. He married Muriel Sadoff of Chicago in 1950. Richard and Muriel were the Owner and Operators of women's specialty stores, Bud's and Bud's Juniors from 1950 to 1987. He was the president of Retail Advisory Group (a consulting firm) from 1987 to 1994. Richard was a member and past president of Midwest Specialty Stores, Duluth Lions Club and Duluth Retail Merchants Association. He was also a past president of Boy Scout Troop 43 and Duluth Graduate Medical Center Program. Richard was also active in his community serving as director/trustee for the Duluth Symphony Association, St. Mary's Hospital, Duluth Chamber of Commerce, Temple Israel of Duluth, Lake Superior Council Boy Scouts of America, Duluth Fair Employment & Housing Commission, Duluth Vocational School Advisory Board, the 11th district Minnesota Bar Association Professional Review Council and was active as a counselor with SCORE (Service Corporation of Retired Executives). He was a member of the Central H.S. class of '43 reunion committee. Richard was the founder of Lake Superior Woodturners Association and a member of American Association of Woodturners. His parents, Carolyn and Isaac Abram; and his brother, William E. Abram preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Muriel Sadoff Abram; and sons, William (Barbara) Abram of Ardsley, N.Y. and Lee (DeAnne) Abram of Boca Raton, Fla.; and his daughter, Barbara Brandt (Jay Pitman) of Colo, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; and one great grandchild. FUNERAL SERVICE:12 noon Sunday in Temple Israel, 1602 E. 2nd Street, Duluth, Minn. Burial at Temple Emmanuel Cemetery. Please direct memorials to Temple Israel or the Duluth Lions Club. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E. 2nd Street, 218-727-3555.

 

Duluth News-Tribune (MN)

Date: October 29, 2004

 

 

Deceased Name: RICHARD WOLFE ABRAM

Richard Wolfe Abram, 78, of Branch Street, died, Wednesday Oct. 27, 2004 in St. Mary's Medical Center.

 

He was born Dec. 18, 1925 in Duluth to Isaac and Carolyn (Banov) Abram. Richard graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1943 and from the University of Wisconsin in 1947. He earned Eagle Scout, with Troop 43 in Duluth. He married Muriel Sadoff of Chicago in 1950. Richard and Muriel were the Owner and Operators of women's specialty stores, Bud's and Bud's Juniors from 1950 to 1987. He was the president of Retail Advisory Group (a consulting firm) from 1987 to 1994.

 

Richard was a member and past president of Midwest Specialty Stores, Duluth Lions Club and Duluth Retail Merchants Association. He was also a past president of Boy Scout Troop 43 and Duluth Graduate Medical Center Program.

 

Richard was also active in his community serving as director/trustee for the Duluth Symphony Association, St. Mary's Hospital, Duluth Chamber of Commerce, Temple Israel of Duluth, Lake Superior Council Boy Scouts of America, Duluth Fair Employment & Housing Commission, Duluth Vocational School Advisory Board, the 11th district Minnesota Bar Association Professional Review Council and was active as a counselor with SCORE (Service Corporation of Retired Executives). He was a member of the Central H.S. class of '43 reunion committee.

 

Richard was the founder of Lake Superior Woodturners Association and a member of American Association of Woodturners.

 

His parents, Carolyn and Isaac Abram; and his brother, William E. Abram preceded him in death.

 

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Muriel Sadoff Abram; and sons, William (Barbara) Abram of Ardsley, N.Y. and Lee (DeAnne) Abram of Boca Raton, Fla.; and his daughter, Barbara Brandt (Jay Pitman) of Colo, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

 

FUNERAL SERVICE:12 noon Sunday in Temple Israel, 1602 E. 2nd Street, Duluth, Minn. Burial at Temple Emmanuel Cemetery. Please direct memorials to Temple Israel or the Duluth Lions Club. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E. 2nd Street, 218-727-3555.

 

Duluth News-Tribune (MN)

Date: October 29, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

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