• Colonial Chapel/Carey Hand
    Orlando, FL
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ALEXANDER ABRASEVIC 1950 - 2011
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Sunday, October 14, 2012
Today marks 1 yrs since my dad passed away my mother brother sister and I full filled his wish we all love you and miss you dad I know you were looking down on us with your big smile.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
As family and friends come together in the next week to memorlize a great man, we take a moment to reflect the on the memories hope and dreams he had for all of us and as we strive toward those dreams we remember that this is what he instiled in us may we pass this on to the next generation of Abrasevic s we miss u AL
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Today marks 10 months and I still miss you dad
Friday, June 01, 2012
hi dad i know you are looking down watching me write this i think about you alot jesus said not to worry because i will see you again soon.sometimes i think about those picnicks and bbqs that were thrown and the time you and i hit the bowflex love you dad miss you,daisy and the kids miss you and daisy misses your smile.
Monday, April 23, 2012
I am sorry to hear about Al's passing. I thought I would Google him after all these years to find out that he passed away how sad. He really loved life. In my own way I will miss you dearly for you showed me what life was really about.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I miss you everyday
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Missing you so much - it hurts! Sending kisses and hugs up to you in heaven - Wish that you were here with us. Goliath is doing fine - but he misses you too! <3
Thursday, November 03, 2011
I miss you dad
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Alex - there isn't a day that passes that we don't think about you - you are in our hearts and there to stay forever. We miss you and love you!
Robert, Maureen, Amanda and Anthony
Monday, October 24, 2011
To all of Al's family: My sincerest condolensces to all of you as you mourn the loss of a wonderful man. As one of his nurses who cared for him at Dr. George's office, I will always remember him for his easy-going nature and beautiful smile. It was a privilege and honor to take care of such a special man who has contributed so much in his lifetime. May God bless you and provide you peace at this time and always.
Fondly, Becky Zeevalk, RN
Friday, October 21, 2011
I am sorry to hear of Al's passing. My sincere condolences to the family of a man who brought a smile to many faces. Rest in peace kind sir.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Al will truly be missed. He was a joy to see every morning when you came into work. My condolences to the family.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
There are few people that come into ones life that truly make a difference. Al was one of those special people for me. I was very fortunate and extremely blessed to know him and to have the honor of having him as a friend. Until we see each other again, my friend.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I will miss Al's smile and greeting every morning at HMH. He will be missed by everyone here.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Grampa - you are my hero, you protect and fight for others. You're the one that cared for everyone. I miss your smiles, jokes, humor and so much more. I enjoyed the time we spent together in July. You are amazing!!! You gained the trust and honor of everyone that you met. I love you Grandpa. I will miss you but you will always be in my heart. Love Always, Anthony Michael Abrasevic
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Al was a great friend and we will miss him very much. We are grateful for all the wonderful memories and good times we had over the years when we lived in Orlando. Jim and I will always remember the different holidays spent together, the cookouts and especially all the laughs. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Al’s family.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Al was a kind and warm hearted soul. He always greeted us with a smile regardless if he had a troubled day. He listened to our complaints and offered words of wisdom when he saw fit or simply nodded when words were not needed. He treated everyone the same and never passed judgment. He was a great man and friend who will be missed very much. Prayers, love and blessings to his family.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
My deepest sympathies to the Abrasevic family. May you find comfort in the little things that you remember, the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter. These memories will help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Al definitely had a loving yet guiding personality. Along with the cheery greetings and the jokes were the scoldings if your car window was open! A terrific guy who will be missed here at HMH. Thanks for the guidance, Al - and the jokes!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Al always had a cheerful greeting. He will be missed by many. We had special moments regarding the Lottery and my winnings. There are no words to express my sincere sympathy.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Some times words cannot express the thoughts of ones mind, but as we take the time to reflect the memory of a son, brother,husband,a father,a grandfather and a great friend we can only thank God for letting us be part of such a great mans` legacy of life We will miss him but rely upon his grace, AL you will be missed
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I've known Al snce my first day at Harcourt more than 13 years ago. His kindness and good humor brightened every day. We will all miss his smile and his hearty greeting very much.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I would like to express my condolences to Al's family. Al was a very kind person; always full of laughter and will never be forgotten.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Al always greeted me with a smile, an open door and a witty remark. His humor was contagious and he will be missed. One of those folks who comes in to your life and leaves a mark.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Al was always so kind I will miss him at the front desk at HMH.
Al would always opened the door for the employees' at HMH before you reach the doors Al was standing there with the door opened he was such a gentleman.
To the family my thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.


Karen (Orlando, FL)
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Losing Al has left a huge whole in our close knit work family. For 21 years we have enjoyed the funny, loud, happy and sometimes grouchy Al. No matter what the day brought you always knew Al had your back. He was a great friend and I will miss him immensely. I pray that God will watch over Lisa and her brother's along with their families during this difficult time.

Al, you can now watch over us from above. We love and miss you.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Hey smily Al :
Up there save me a chair in front line next to you.Always love you."YOUR LITTLE WITCH". Jenny
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
For the five years I have been with HMH, it was my pleasure to greet and salute you every morning on my way into work. You were always smiling and walking around tall and proud. Your humor will be missed. Your smile will be in our hearts. Mornings are not the same without you. Rest in Peace Al!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Abrasevic family. May you Rest in Peace Al.

The Keeton Family
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Rest in peace Al...
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I loved working with Al, anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him, will forever be blessed. I know that no words can make this difficult time easier for the family, but know he will be missed and you are all in our prayers. My daughter offers her own sympathy as well. He was an amazing man. God bless you all.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
A jingling pocket, a whiskery kiss and hundred of answers to "Daddy, what's this?" A buddy for life that's my dad. A Hand on my shoulder. Some help with a class. A heart to heart talk and money for gas. That's my dad. An anchor of strength a welcoming smile. A Cheerful embrace and the feeling of home. That's my dad. So many memories and words of advice. Unwavering love and immense sacrifice. That's my dad.
I will love and miss you always.

Love,
Lisa , Doug and Benjamin
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Elizabeth,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you during this time of sorrow.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Al, I will truly miss you. You were that special person that came into peoples life and made a lasting impression, one that will live on even now that you have gone. I know that you are in peace in the hands of God. I feel honored to have met you and shared happy times together. Gone but never forgotten. Fernando Santana
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Al always in my heart!!!!
Monday, October 17, 2011
I will always miss such a positive person as was Al. No matter what; he cared first for others then himself.
My thoughts and prayers are with Al's family. Lydia Whipple
Monday, October 17, 2011
Wherever you are now Al - it will be a much brighter place for you being there....you left us way too soon though
Monday, October 17, 2011
Al and I shared traditional American values and we spent a lot of time talking about them. He was at Harcourt for as long as I have been; I feel like we grew older together. I will miss him.
Monday, October 17, 2011
To Al’s family and friends:
Al was one of those people who were like a breath of fresh air. His infectious smile and warm personality made him one of those special people that it was a joy to be around and we here at HMH are all better people for having known him. He will be greatly missed and I hope that your wonderful memories of him will bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time. May you find the courage and strength to move forward in peace and confidence and in knowing that his was a life well-lived. In thinking about your loss, I would like to leave you with the often quoted words of an observer at Abraham Lincoln’s deathbed who said upon his passing, “Now he belongs to the angels.”
Monday, October 17, 2011
When I relocated to Georgia, one of the things I missed most about not being in the Orlando office was hearing the bellow of Al’s voice as he greeted me (always by name) each morning and the genuine care in his voice when he said good-bye each afternoon. Al was a bona fide gentleman and a staple of the HMH community. He will be truly missed.
Monday, October 17, 2011
I miss Al greeting me each morning with a friendly hello. He often opened the door for me, too, which was so nice. We shared a joke not long ago and each time I saw him after that he always smiled and laughed as he remembered the funny moment. It was always made me safe knowing he was at the front desk at HMH. My thoughts and prayers are with Al's family.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Al was always quick with a smile and a laugh and always seemed cheerful. He was a coworker who will definitely be missed
Monday, October 17, 2011
Al and his infectious smile will be missed by all who knew him. Our condolences to the family.

John & Linda Annis
Orlando FL
Monday, October 17, 2011
May God comfort you at this time; my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Monday, October 17, 2011
So sorry for your loss. Al was a wonderful person. I miss Al's cheerful face. He kept the HMH staff in line, but was the first one to check to be sure all was well with you. I looked forward to his cheerful greeting each morning. The HMH family will miss him terribly. May knowing others care bring comfort to your family.
Monday, October 17, 2011
"He was a real Gentleman."
Monday, October 17, 2011
I am going miss seeing him in the morning but I will always remember the many laughs we had over the years. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Monday, October 17, 2011
My condolences to Al's children and grandchildren, I can understand your loss. Al was and still is a good man,his sense of humor is priceless, he is a friend to all, he is missed by all who know him at HMH.
Monday, October 17, 2011
I've been missing his smiling face in the morning! He touched so many lives... and how proud his loved ones must be of all his accomplishments in life and how loving he was. My prayers are with the family.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Monday, October 17, 2011
"Thank you for greeting me every morning by opening the door and saying "Good morning, Nilda". It seemed like you knew every employee by their first name and that was truly amazing. Thanks for being so thoughtful every single day. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, Al. We will miss you here at HMH."
Monday, October 17, 2011
I can't help but smile when I remember Al's upbeat greetings when I arrived at work each day. He'd smile, nod his head, welcome me by name, and hold open the door for me. We will certainly miss his gentlemanly demeanor, the high level of service he provided the HMH family as our Security Supervisor, his smile, and how he made everyone who walked through the doors feel special. My condolences to Al's family.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Al, You will be missed. You were such a Kind and Respectful Gentleman.
God needs you in Heaven.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Joan Ali
Monday, October 17, 2011
Al was a good man. I worked under Al for five years, and also attended school with his daughter. He always made me feel like a part of the family whether at work, or the times we spent talking at his home. We spent a few hours talking at his home before I deployed to Iraq in May of 2008 and his advise comforted me greatly. I could always go to Al for advice. Elizabeth, your father will always be in my heart and will be missed greatly.
Monday, October 17, 2011
We'll all miss Al's friendly smile and that ever-present cup of coffee. I'll never forget Al's tenacity when items disappeared in the office... When my wallet was taken from a desk drawer in an enclosed office in the old building, I saw the Chicago Policeman Al in fine form where the Orange County Sheriff's Office was concerned. Thanks to Chris Blackwell, I have a photo with him taken downstairs in the lobby a while back that's sitting in my In Box on my desk. Best wishes to Al's family.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Al, your Smile will me missed. RIP... My deepest condolences to the family.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Even though I did not report to the Orlando office daily, Al always recognized me and greeted me with a warm hello, a friendly smile, and a door opened. His gentle spirit will certainly be missed!
Monday, October 17, 2011
I knew Al from the many years I worked at Harcourt Brace (now Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and I am saddened to learn of his passing. Al was a wonderful man and will be dearly missed. My son, Eddie Hart who is now a member of the Armed Forces and stationed in Ga. worked as a security guard under Al's supervision for 5 years and is also truly saddened to learn of his passing. We both send our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to Al's entire family. May God bless his soul and may he rest in eternal peace.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Al was a kind & funny gentleman. I will miss him greeting me at the door, our chats & hearing him whistling tunes outside my office door & me trying to name that tune. He will definitely live forever in our hearts & memories. My prayers are with his family.
Monday, October 17, 2011
We lost another good person with the passing of Al. He always had a smile on his face, a good word for his fellow human being and was a true professional. I will miss his friendship and candor. God bless you, Al.

Dave Samuels, Fort Mill, SC
Monday, October 17, 2011
One knew not to enter the building without their badge. Al would make sure to guide you to the front desk after holding the door open for you to sign in and he always remembered everyone as they entered and left the building. He will be greatly missed.
Monday, October 17, 2011
We are all missing you Al, R. I. P.
Monday, October 17, 2011
I worked for over 20 years with Al at the front desk as the receptionist and he in security, so many memories and the chats we had so often, these good thoughts are helping me get through this very sad time
He s in my thoughts and prayers as is his family

We all have another guardian angel in Heaven whose name we know, lets never forget that

Dottie Robinson
Monday, October 17, 2011
I worked for over 20 years with Al at the front desk as the receptionist and he in security, so many memories and the chats we had so often, these good thoughts are helping me get through this very sad time
He s in my thoughts and prayers as is his family

We all have another guardian angel in Heaven whose name we know, lets never forget that

Dottie Robinson
Monday, October 17, 2011
Al never took life too seriously!! He LIVED and LOVED every moment of his life!! a GREAT person to have known and worked with!! He will be truly missed!! My condolences to his family. May you rest in peace Al!! You are now in a better place!!
Monday, October 17, 2011
I so miss seeing AL's smile and always opening the door for me. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers to all of his family.
Monday, October 17, 2011
We wish you comfort and peace in this difficult time. The photographs are heartwarming; Al clearly had a zest for life and a deep love for his family.
Monday, October 17, 2011
I met Al the day before his passing. Even in the midst of what must have been intense physical pain he was jovial and a joy to be with. We spoke about family and how quickly everything had been turned up side. Then we spoke about faith. I asked, "Do you know Jesus" He said, "Yes, we talk every night!" I then sang a worship song and we felt God's presence fill the room. His gratitude was evident but I assured him it was my pleasure to meet him. He smiled big and motioned with his wiggling fingers that we would keep in touch via e-mail. I am certain Al is with his Savior right now.
Monday, October 17, 2011
HMH has not been the same without Al around. My thoughts are with his family during this difficult time. He was respected by all that knew him. The Chicago Bears couldn't wish for a bigger fan!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Al's warm smile greeted us each day at HMH. He will be greatly missed.
Monday, October 17, 2011
I will never forget Al and I miss him. He made a positive impact on my life. and helped make work fun and enjoyable. I'm lucky to have known Al and am thankful for the many years I spent with him. My thoughts are with his family during this time.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Al will be deeply missed by all that knew him at HMH. I have such fond memories of joking with Al when I arrived at work each morning. My deepest condolences to his family.
Monday, October 17, 2011
I have worked with Al for 21 years and will miss his smile in the mornings greeting me. I wish his family my sincerest sympathy and prayers. He will certainly be missed here at work.
Monday, October 17, 2011
I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.
It isn't going to be the same eating Fried Chicken at work without AL! He will certainly be missed but will forever be in our hearts. My prayers are with his family.
Monday, October 17, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Al. You were the best and I cherish my memories of you. I know your in good hands up there, please say hello to my Dad for me. Semper Fi!!!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Alex, my father-in-law, the father of my husband, the grandfather to my children, a man with a huge heart! Your smile would light up the room, Your laugh could be heard for miles and your kindness will never be forgotten. We love you and will miss you terribly!
Monday, October 17, 2011
We will miss Al very much. You could always count on him to greet you with a smile and open the door. Our hearts go out to his family. Margaret deBoer -Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Monday, October 17, 2011
Al was a great guy. We will miss him here at Harcourt. Always remember the good times as that keeps his memory alive.

Sheila L. (Hought Mifflin Harcourt)
Monday, October 17, 2011
Al was always willing to smile and joke with us at work. He always held the door open for us, spoke to each of us by name, and welcomed us to our day in a pleasant way. He was such a nice man, and I will miss his dearly. My deepest condolences to the family.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Elizabeth, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away - Revelation 21:4

Jack Long (Mount Dora, FL)
Monday, October 17, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Your humor and laughter will be missed by all who knew you. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Al was always a gentleman. Every morning he would be there holding the door open as we entered the building to go to work. I miss seeing him in the morning and joking around with him.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
I did not know Alex but wish to offer my condolences to the family. I pray for your memories to make this difficult time a little easier.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Al never failed to make me laugh. His smile will live in my memory forever!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
May the comfort from family and friends help you through this time of grief.
2 Cor 1:3-4)
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