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Robert J. Abelson 1927 - 2014
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April 14, 2014
To Joan and Family,
It's Christopher and Julitsa Fleming reaching out to remember Bob in countless ways. I can't recall exactly when our parents connected but it surely was through Brooks or Sealfonds in Summit...Joan you remember, probably working with Ginny...oh if I could have heard just a tiny bit of what you two gals said working together. I think that's the first place I would have met Bob as I was a stock Boy working at Both places, Brooks being the store before Sealfonds, I talking late 1970's. Who knows how many times the two couples got together, how many times Bob and Joan got together with the Flemings for dinner at their house on Mountain Ave in Summit, met the Fritzes and Spencers I'd suppose, tow couples dear to my parents and so natural to introduce Joan and Bob. I would have been on the edges vicariously enjoying these folks enjoying each other, great times. Later on as I matured Bob and Joan always kept in touch no matter where I might be, mainly through my parents and dam if they didn't always know an opportunity to connect when our orbits intersected. Bob, such a sweet guy, intelligent to say the least, thoughtful, listening, kind and interested, interested in others...he really wanted to know how someone was doing, where were you going, what was on the horizon for you, so refreshing a person. I remember times when my parents had been living out west and I returning to the east coast to study at The Art Students League, literally drop the thoughts of continuing in medicine to do what I was at the core of my being, Bob and Joan made themselves known, a few times we got together. It was very clear that they always had an interest in the well-being of their friends child....it meant a huge amount to me. In a way I found myself also reciprocating for my parents at some point, checking in between lengthy periods of time with Bob and Joan say when I would travel east for a portrait commission from Hawaii where Julitsa had I relocated...having a hour or so at the Abelson's was like going home...I mean how can a man be so warm ? He was, dearly so. Well I could go on perhaps, lord Bob would know how I have The Gift of The Gab ( Irish ) but I think the feeling is transmitted and thought Bob was not officially a teacher, in the Japanese sense, he is nevertheless a Master in every sense by action, a person we can always refer too as we carry on in life. In the Japanese sense of this it is said we find ourselves now standing upon his shoulders since he is even more so supporting our life...I am very fortunate to have met Bob and been a son of a friend of his, the benefits are great. He remains in my thoughts and my heart regardless of his forward movement ahead of mine, he is simultaneously supportive here and beyond, I am doubly lucky because he will be receiving me later on among a great nucleus of love. Joan ... Julitsa and I are so sorry for your loss, partners for 62 years says something few , so many more few perhaps these days, can imagine possible...how fast it is and yet how wide and long the eyes squint to see the edges of such a marvelous journey together !!! We love you Joan, Squeeze the heck outtah you we do sobbing like babies. Love you !!!! Love Bob !!! Wish we could be there, oh and the meet this family of yours too !!!! XXXOOO
March 11, 2014
My condolences to Joan and the entire Abelson Family. Bob was a wonderful human being, a true gentleman and an ambassador of good will for many charitable organizations. His good deeds will go down in history. With sincere condolences for your loss.
February 26, 2014
So sorry to hear of your loss. May God
bless you and your family. Throw your
burden on Him because He cares for you. He is the God of comfort and wants to help you at this difficult
time.
February 24, 2014
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family at this most difficult time. Be assured that God will help you cope with the heavy weight of your loss. Psalms 68:19 states that God daily carries our load.
February 24, 2014
A very special man. God Bless.
February 23, 2014
Bobbie was a dear friend to me , I will miss him deeply. My condolences Joan and family
February 23, 2014
Very sorry that I lost touch with Bob in recent years. Wonderful, thoughtful guy.
My sympathies. Ernie Sciutto
February 23, 2014
Joan and family - We were so sorry to hear about Bob. He always was a kind and friendly man. He will be missed in the neighborhood. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Vince and Joyce Luzzi
February 23, 2014
During my time at Sage I always enjoyed our conversations. He was a genuinely nice guy who cared deeply about making a difference and embraced his volunteering. I was very sad to hear this news. My condolences to Joan and his family.
February 22, 2014
To the Abelson family. My condolences to all of you. Mr A was a wonderful person. Hang on to your memories with him. I'm sure they will bring you comfort . You all now have a guardian angel ??
February 22, 2014
Sue, so sorry for your loss. Our sympathy to you and your family.
Anthony and Nancy Rivera
February 22, 2014
My condolences to the family. As the days progress, the heartache of losing a loved one can be hard to bare. Psalms 9:9 can be a source of comfort, it says that God is a refuge in times of distress.
February 22, 2014
Was saddened to read of Bob's passing. I worked with Bob at Shell Chemical for several years and, not only was he a good friend, but a mentor as well. He was a great person with a wonderful family who led a very full and meaningful life. May he rest in peace. Carolyn Mahon
February 22, 2014
Bob was a wonderful neighbor and friend. Someone I always enjoyed and looked up to! Joan and family, we are so sorry for your loss!
February 22, 2014
I am very sorry for your loss. God is refuge in times of distress. ... Psalms 9:9
February 22, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the family and friends. May God continue to bless you with peace and an abundance of comfort during this difficult time.
February 22, 2014
Bob was one of the few gems of this earth. He was a dear friend and part of our family. We learned so many life lessons from him, enjoyed social gatherings together and long insightful conversations. Always a treasure and never forgotten. See you on the other side Bob. Love Chuck and Dawn Knill.
February 22, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts will be with you at this sad time. love, Barb and Burt Danziger
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