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ABRAHAM, Peter Mr. Peter Abraham, age 74 of Kennesaw, Ga., died Wednesday February 27, 2008. Funeral services will be held Sunday March 2, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, Kennesaw, Ga., with Rev. J.T. Hollingshed officiating. Burial will follow at 4:00 p.m. Sunday March 2, 2008 from the City of Decatur Cemetery with Air Force Honor's. Peter was a native of Berlin, Germany. He was an Air Force veteran during the Korean Conflict. Peter began to work for Waltkoch Ltd. in 1958. He moved south when the company consolidated its business in Atlanta in 1970. Peter loved being a New Yorker among all the southern folk. He fell in love with all the Atlanta sports teams. He was the export manager of the Waltkoch company. He handled all the shipments of frozen meats all over the Caribbean. He loved to talk about the old days during the war when he was growing up in Germany. He was going to retire at the end of the year. He has been working for Waltkoch for 50 years. Peter's passion for politics, Braves, Falcons and Thrashers was evident, his love for music of Frank Sinatra, old movies, also his love for gadgets like stereo entertainment systems, taking pictures and refurbishing his Volkswagen bug. Peter's business partner said that he remembers Peter telling him about the Summer Olympics of 1936 and all the different cars he saw during that time and remembers growing up with his father being Jewish and his mother Christian, that his father was arrested on more than one occasion and that his mother protested every day until her husband was released. Surviving are: Wife, Harriett "Kitty" Abraham, Kennesaw, Ga.; Son, Robert G. Abraham, Kennesaw, Ga.; Step-Daughters, Tina B. Packard, Ft. Valley, Ga. and Bridgett Besanceney, New Jersey; Sister, Katrin Balahan, Miami, Fla.; 9 Grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Saturday March 1, 2008 at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home Kennesaw, Ga. (770) 422-7299. PETER ABRAHAM
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Mar. 1, 2008
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