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Abraham J. Brook


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Abraham J. Brook

Piscataway - Abraham J. Brook, of Piscataway, passed away Wednesday, June 06, 2018. He was 96.

Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Piscataway and was blissfully married to his wife, our mother Helen for over 61 years. He and Helen had three children, Sandra, Sharon and David. He skillfully remodeled the family house and yard for many years since 1953. A U.S. Army Veteran, during World War II, he was stationed in a hospital receiving wounded soldiers in Belem, Brazil.

He was a loving and devoted husband, son, father and grandfather and always found the time for family. He was predeceased by Helen in 2006.

Abraham received his bachelor's degree from Cornell University in microbiology in 1943. He worked for E.R. Squibb and Sons in New Brunswick for 40 years, starting as a lab assistant and retiring as the Manager of the Biological Control Department. During his tenure at Squibb, he was the co-inventor of a patented test tube, and became an expert in the manufacture of insulin.

Both before and after retirement, he enjoyed golfing, tennis and traveling, especially crossing the world on cruises after retirement. He was a talented painter and photographer, gardener and chef. Most significantly, he had a lifelong love of classical music and actively supported the arts, education and social justice issues. He was a true 'Renaissance Man' who inspired his three children with his sense of wonder about the world, and in spite of his humble beginnings, he managed to support his family in comfort and style.

Surviving are his son, David Brook, attorney of Hillsborough; his daughters Sandra, mathematician and professor and her husband Yitzhak Sharon, physics professor of Kendall Park, and Sharon Brook, pianist and music professor of San Jose, California and his granddaughter Dina Sharon, computational biochemist of New York City.

Graveside services were held on Friday, June 8th, at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, in Iselin, NJ. You may send condolences to the family by visiting www.crabiel.com. Donations in his honor may be made to his favorite musical radio station, WQXR, at www.WQXR.org. or the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders at http://swallowingdisorderfoundation.com.
Published in Home News Tribune on June 12, 2018
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