Family-Placed Death Notice
Paul Edward Abstein, 59, of Atlanta, GA, passed away on November 22, 2004, after a long illness. Paul was the owner of Abstein Gallery of Art. In the 30 years of Abstein Gallery, Paul inspired and coached the hundreds of artists represented in the gallery to produce their finest work. His many clients were able to place this fine work in their homes or businesses. February 14 was the anniversary of the gallery and each year, Mr. Abstein would have a special opening at the gallery for the artists showcasing the exceptional art and artist and always having lovely music, happy and eager clients and as always-chocolate covered strawberries. Paul's other passions included tending his beautiful flower gardens, scuba diving and deep sea fishing. Born in Fort Pierce, FL, Paul lived in Atlanta since 1972. He is survived by his cherished friends, the artists of Abstein Gallery; loving sister, June Dunn; mother, Cammie Black; sister, Jean Barker, all of Fort Pierce; and brothers, John Cochran of Stuart, Fl and Donny Abstein of Texas. A memorial service will be at H. M. Patterson and Son Spring Hill Chapel on December 4, 2004, at 3:00 PM, with a reception immediately following at the Abstein Gallery, 558 14th St., Atlanta, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Atlanta College of Art, 1280 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA, 30305 or Portsbridge Hospice Foundation, PO Box 1870, Fayetteville, GA, 30214. H. M. Patterson and Son, Spring Hill, 1020 Spring St. NW, (404) 876-1022.