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04/30/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Philip Abraham

Philip A. Abraham
(d. 28 Apr 2009)

Newport News High School Class of 193_

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    We have still another sad Memorial Edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.       Philip Abraham, Class of 193_, passed away in Hampton on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at the age of 89.

From the Daily Press - 04/30/09:

     Philip A. Abraham  

HAMPTON - Philip A. Abraham, 89, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at Sentara Careplex in Hampton.

Mr. Abraham graduated from Newport News High School, and attended one year at the University of Richmond and one year at The College of William and Mary. He worked in the Newport News Shipyard as a plumber/pipefitter for a few years. He owned a kosher butcher shop for more than 30 years in the community and later worked with his two brothers as a meat cutter until retiring. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy; serving during WWII working as a signalman on a flat top in the Atlantic Ocean searching for German subs.

Mr. Abraham belonged to B'nai Israel Congregation. He was a member of the synagogue board and head of its House and Grounds Committee for 15 years.



He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Leah L. Abraham.

Survivors include a daughter, Rhoda Nachman and her husband, William; son, Ben and his wife, Janet; three grandchildren, Joel Nachman, Sarah and Jason Abraham; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 1, 2009, in the Jewish Cemetery of the Virginia Peninsula, officiated by Rabbi Gilah Dror and Rabbi Norman M. Golner.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to B'nai Israel Congregation, 3116 Kecoughtan Road, Hampton, VA 23661; Rodef Sholom Temple, 318 Whealton Road, Hampton, VA 23666; the Jewish War Veteran of America, 1811 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 or the American Diabetes Association, Norfolk VA Office, 870 Greenbrier Circle, Greenbrier Tower II, Suite 404, Chesapeake, VA 23320.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from 4/30/2009 - 5/1/2009.
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April 30, 2009

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. Know that all of us in Community and Volunteer Services are thinking about you and your family.

Jack Frazier

April 30, 2009

Dear Ben,

We often don't have an opportunity to meet the parents of our work friends, but I was fortunate to have the pleasure of meeting both your mother and father several years ago at your house. I know your dad will be dearly missed. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

~ Betty Conner, Richmond, Virginia

April 30, 2009


I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

~ Reta Heins, Hanover, Virginia

April 30, 2009

Ben, So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers & thoughts.

~ Tina Stepniak, Roanoke, Virginia

April 30, 2009


Our deepest sympathy is extended to you and your family during this time. May the fond memories of your father serve as a source of comfort. Please know that all of us at the Eastern Regional Office are thinking about you and your family.

Elnoria Harrison - Chesapeake, VA

April 30, 2009

Dear Rhoda and family, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your father.

Mark Friedman


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the entire Abraham family and their friends at this time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  

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