National Distributors AUGUSTA, Ga. - Shelton "Mark" Abelman 77, entered into rest on Friday March 25, 2011 at Kentwood Nursing Home. Born in Chattanooga, TN he attended and graduated from the University of Chattanooga. Serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War he was a Jewish War Veteran. Mr. Abelman lived in the Augusta area for many years. In his later years he lived in the Atlanta area. He was a former President of Congregation Children of Israel -Augusta, a member of Temple Emanu-EL of Atlanta, where he worked, volunteered and also was a member of the Brotherhood of the temple. Mr. Abelman was very active in many charitable organizations in the Atlanta area. Survivors include his wife Sonia "Sunni" Abelman; daughter and son-in-law Heidi A. (Tom) Brown; son and daughter-in-law Harris M. (Gloria) Abelman; step daughter Jill (Brian) Friedman; step-sons Steven (Lou Ann) Grossberg and Philip (Angelica) Grossberg; sister and brother-in-law Myra and Isaac "Buddy" Jolles; eleven grandchildren; one niece and two nephews. Graveside funeral services will be held 1 PM Monday March 28, 2011 at Westover Memorial Park with Rabbi Robert Klensin officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association: Georgia Chapter APDA, P.O. Box 49416, Atlanta, GA. 30359 or charity of your choice.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Mar. 27, 2011