MIMI ABEL
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ABEL, MIMI, passed away in her beloved Coral Gables on May 9, 2012 . Born 1920 spent first years on Miami Beach. Moved to Toledo, Ohio with family after devastation of 1926 hurricane. Returned in 1953 to Coral Gables with late husband Dr. Bernard Abel and three kids in tow. Civic leader and community activist. Pioneering member of Temple Beth Am in Kendall, past president of Coral Division of NCJW, Active member of GMJF, founder at Miami Jewish Home, Concert Association and Cancer Link. Loyal member of the board and dinner committee of the Theodore R. Gibson Memorial Fund. Business woman, hotel owner, and partner with fashion designer the late Raoul Arango. Assistant District Sales Manager for Keyes Company. Mentor to many young realtors ....and competitive ball room dancer in her spare time. The list of her accomplishments is long and distinguished. Proud Mom to Richard (Diane) Abel, Patti (Bob) Benaim and Barbara (Sammy) Reiser. Gramma Mimi to Bernie, Becca, Daniel, Jordan, Michael and Jonathan. Doting great grandmother to Yeshaya and Aviva. The last few years were made easier with support of Dr. Cava and his amazing staff and the love and dedication of Ruth Morales . Mimi Abel was larger than life, an inspiration to many and is missed. In lieu of flowers, contributions to one of the above mentioned organizations or the Chevra Kadisha . Services on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 11:00 am at Riverside Memorial Chapel Kendall, 5900 SW 77 Ave. 33143. View this Guest Book at www. MiamiHerald.com/obituaries.
Published in the Miami Herald on May 11, 2012.
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May 28, 2012
Hi Kids: Richard just sent me the obituary on Mom. I am so sad...what a tremendous lady she was. I wish I had known sooner. I would have come down. I remember sitting in the kitchen at the table on Cremona and talking to your dad while your mom was nearby doing something or other...so that's how long I've known Mom...she had a zest for life and she lived every minute. She had style and she had fun. She was generous and giving. May her name always be for a blessing. We send our deepest sympathies and love,

Jimmy and Eunice Tall Baros/North Palm Beach
ebaros@aol.com xxoo
May 17, 2012
Every time I saw Mimi at any event we had a special smile for each other. I am very saddened to learn of her passing and send my deepest condolences to all of you for the hole she has left by her passing. May good memories comfort you.
Anne Bloom
May 16, 2012
Dear Barbara, Sammy, and Family,

We were so sad to hear about Mimi. Know that we are thinking of you during this sad time. We are grateful for all she did during her lifetime, especially her pioneering work at Temple Beth Am.

Sincerely,

The Snyder Family (Roger, Marti, Tonie, Jonah, Maia, and Leo)
Marti Snyder
May 13, 2012
Dearest Barbara,
So sad to hear about your mama. My deepest condolences.....
Dalia Tauber from Haifa Israel (Sylvia's friend)
daliatauber@shaw.ca
Dalia Tauber
May 12, 2012
DEAR ABEL FAMILY;MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO YOU ALL. FOR YOUR LOSS.MIMI WILL ALWAYS REMAIN IN OUR HEARTS AND NEVER FORGOTTEN.REST IN PEACE,MIMI.

SONIA PINKUS AND FAMILY
SONIA PINKUS FAMILY Pinkus
May 11, 2012
Mimi will surely be missed by all. What an incredible Woman, Friend, Mentor. Always willing to share and help others - with grace, dignity, and her sense of humor! I met Mimi through Cancer Link for UM Sylvester Center - just one of the many organizations she helped support in many ways! She always personally took an interest - and was genuinely interested in what I had to say! It is an honor for me to consider her a friend! Members of Cancer Link send your Family our highest regards of Mimi!
Wayne Haltiwanger
May 11, 2012
Barbara and Sammy, My most sincere condolences to you and your family.
Susan Gladstone
May 11, 2012
Dear Barbara and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I wish you strength.

Stella Davidovic, Aventura, FL
May 11, 2012
Mimi will surely be missed by all. What an incredible Woman, Friend, Mentor. Always willing to share and help others - with grace, dignity, and her sense of humor! I met Mimi through Cancer Link for UM Sylvester Center - just one of the many organizations she helped support in many ways! She always personally took an interest - and was genuinely interested in what I had to say! It is an honor for me to consider her a friend! Members of Cancer Link send your Family our highest regards of Mimi!
Wayne Haltiwanger
May 11, 2012
Mimi was such an amazing person! She helped so many people over the years. I will always remember her in her dance outfits. She was the original Dancing with the Stars. My life was enriched by knowing and working with her.
Beth Butler
May 11, 2012
Dear Barbara & Family,

Sorry to hear about your mother. I didn't know her very well, but I do know she was a nice person and had a great family.
Sara Leviten
May 10, 2012
Becca, She sounds like a special person. Sorry we never got to meet her.
Enjoy the memories you have of her and celebrate her life. God Bless.
Wayne and Shirley Johnson
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