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Morris R. Abrams


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Morris R. Abrams Obituary
JIMERSONTOWN - Mr. Morris R. Abrams, 75, of Jimersontown, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning (Nov. 6, 2018) at Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo.

Born Feb. 16, 1943, in Coldspring, he was the son of the late Cornelius and Elsie Logan Abrams.

He was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians, the Turtle clan, and the Coldspring Longhouse. He was a Councillor for the Seneca Nation of Indians for three terms from 1974 to 1980 and 2012 to 2016.

Mr. Abrams was a graduate of Salamanca High School, Class of 1961. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam.

Mr. Abrams had been employed as an ironworker with Ironworker's Local 6.

He played baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies for one season prior to entering the service. He was also inducted into the Western New York Softball Hall of Fame. He was a member of the American Legion Iroquois Post 1587 in Irving.

He had a passion for snow snake, teaching the traditions and passing it down to the next generations. He was an integral part of bringing the annual Snow Snake Tournament to Salamanca in 2015.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Cathcart of Jimersontown; two sons, Scott (Maurienne Jimerson) Abrams of Salamanca and Morey Ground of Basom; two daughters, Sherri Abrams and Melanie Abrams, both of Basom; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas (Theresa) Abrams of Salamanca; two sisters, Corliss (Floyd) Bucktooth and Marcia Abrams, both of Steamburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a daughter, S. Michelle Abrams; a grandson, Morey Ground Jr.; three brothers, Wayne Abrams, Cornelius Abrams Jr. and Merel Abrams; and three sisters, Ramona Biscup, Elverna Gordon and Gloria Crouse.

Friends may call at the Coldspring Longhouse all day Thursday (Nov. 8, 2018). Longhouse funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday (Nov. 9, 2018) Burial will be at Hillside Haven Cemetery, Steamburg.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca.

E-condolences can be sent to [email protected], or posted to facebook.com/onofh.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Nov. 8, 2018
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