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Jack W. Abraham Jr.
April 16, 1918 - February 9, 2014
Resident of Castro Valley
Jack W. Abraham, Jr. passed away peacefully Sunday, February 9, 2014 in Castro Valley California at the age of 95 years young, where he had lived for the past 60+ years, purchasing his land in 1949. Preceding him in death was his beloved wife of 70 years, Shirley E. Abraham, in September 2013.
Jack was born in Rutland, Vermont. After attending Cushing Academy he went on to graduate from Dartmouth University and University of Alabama, and came to California after being in the United States Air Force, WWII. Upon coming to California after WWII he was an Air Traffic Controller at the Oakland Airport. Soon after he decided to become a Real Estate Broker, opening his own Real Estate company, Abraham Realty & Rental Center, and joining and becoming involved with the Alameda County Real Estate Board for many, many years. It wasn't long before he also opened his own Mortgage Company, called California Coast Mortgage. His memberships in the community were many, some of which were, Our Lady of Grace Parish, Knights of Columbus, Holy Names Society, Elks Club, Chabot Junior College Board, & Grand Marshall of Castro Valley's Don Castro Days are just some of his involvements. But his greatest passion was that of his over 50+ years in the California State Horsemen's Association. He held many offices during those 50+ years, from being State President, all the way to being the California State Trails Patrol Chairman and being on the State Board as their Financial Officer and putting together a lot of the California State Horsemen's Assn. Handbook for it's over 20,000 members. Jack was extremely instrumental in moving forward the Trails in Redwood Canyon and the opening of the Arena and was a member of the California State Agricultural Board. Jack is survived by his devoted children, Bonnie Jean (Abraham) Craig, Jack W. Abraham, III and wife Angela, Joel M. Abraham and wife Cindy, and his 10 grandchildren, Julie Lynn & Rick Jeffery, Jennifer, Joel, Jr., Kimberly Abraham, & Nicole (Abraham) Cheshire, Brittney, Kelsey, Jaclynn & Katelynn Abraham and 4 great grandchildren. A viewing will be from Noon to 4pm followed by a Vigil 4pm on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Santos Robinson Mortuary 160 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro, CA Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church located at 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley, CA beginning at 10:30am on Monday, February 24, 2014. Followed by internment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 26320 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA. Following internment a "Celebration of Life" will be held for family & friends, location to be announced at the Funeral Mass.


Published in East Bay Times from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14, 2014
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