Solomon Zolman Abrams
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Growing up in Avon Park, Fla., Sol Abrams had only one sister but an extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins were like brothers and sisters to him. They loved all kinds of music, from opera to classical to jazz. Years later, when Abrams' home in Athens, Ga., became a haven for even more distant cousins as well as for restless teenagers who needed the comfort and kindness of a loving adult, music was part of any occasion. "Our home was alive with music, laughter, and love," said his daughter Denise Abrams Gorham. Big Band hits, Gershwin tunes, and songs by Elvis, Little Richard and Bing Crosby blared from Altec A-Seven Voice of Theater speakers, about the size of refrigerators, in the living room.
His uncle gave him a movie projector when he was eight. "He would run movies for his friends for a penny," said his daughter Mimi Abrams. "He fell in love with movies and entertaining people." Throughout his life, he helped those in need and championed civil rights, becoming one of the first theater owners in Georgia to integrate.
Solomon Zolman Abrams, 92, who made movie theaters his living but made his family the center of his life, was listening to Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" the morning of Aug. 31, 2016, when he died at his home. Read the news obituary
Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sep. 7, 2016.
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February 6, 2017
Valenda Newell
September 19, 2016
We are sorry for the loss of your relative. Our prayers are with you today.
L&T
September 10, 2016
May God bless and comfort you as you go through this difficult time.
Malcolm
September 10, 2016
I would like to offer you my thoughts and prayers during this unexpected time of your life. There are no words that could bring mourning or grieve to an end, but please know that God has a much greater way that will bring these things to an end Matthew 5: 4.
Jeneva Thomas
September 8, 2016
My Dear, Dear " Cousin/Brother" brought so much fun,joy, and happiness to me and my Family when he came to live with us in Pelham, Ga. He drove from his home in Miami,Fl. in a convertible 1936 Ford Coupe that had a rumble seat.Boy did we have fun! Sols' sweet sister Anna Merle and I would seat in the rumble seat and my sisters Shirley, Harriett and Miriam would be chauffeured around town by Sol. Sol was very popular in high school and all the girls had a crush on him. Our four years living together at UGA were some of the fondest memories of my life. While at UGA he taught me to run projectors'at the Fine Arts Building and at his first theatre. Sol was a kind and giving Cuz/Brother and my best friend, mentor and supporter. He will surly be missed but will continue to live on in the many lives he touched!! I hope it is comforting to all my family as it is to me knowing Sol was so very loved.
Jerry Kahn
September 7, 2016
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
September 7, 2016
We are very sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort you as you go through this difficult time.
September 7, 2016
My sincere condolences to the family.
September 7, 2016
Offering our deepest condolences to the family and friends in your hour of grief. May you find peace and comfort in the God of all comfort
Charles A.
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