Charles T. Abrhamsen

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Charles T. Abrhamsen

AGE: 89 • Berkeley Township

Charles T. Abrahamsen, 89, of the Holiday Heights section of Berkeley Township, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Community Medical Center, Toms River. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he lived in Toms River before moving to Holiday Heights 11 years ago. He graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, PA with a degree in mining engineering and later received his degree in mechanical engineering. Charles was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and a Pearl Harbor Survivor. He was stationed on the USS St. Louis, the only ship to leave Pearl Harbor. He worked at Philadelphia Naval Base, and then he worked as a mechanical engineer in charge of the arresting gear division, for air craft carriers, for the U.S. Department of Defense at Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Center (NAEC). He was a parishioner at St. Maximilian Kolbe R.C. Church, Toms River, and an avid bridge player in many clubs.

Surviving are his loving wife, Margaret "Peggy" A. (nee Dent) Abrahamsen; son, Charles G. of Roosevelt City; daughters, Mary Lue Molloy of Toms River, and Judy Baker of Toms River; his sister, Gertrude Andrews of Philadelphia, PA; and nine grandchildren.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 145 St. Catherine Blvd., Toms River. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at St. Maximilian Kolbe R.C. Church, Toms River. Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 23, 2013
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