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.