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Paul James Abler

1957 - 2017 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Paul James Abler Obituary

PAUL JAMES Musician and Composer, from Saginaw, Michigan passed away on March 3, 2017 in Livingston, NJ. Paul was born April 3, 1957 and was an accomplished Jazz and Blues guitarist. Paul is survived by his mother Corrine, wife Yashmin, and step-children, Leonardo, and his wife Laura, and Mariana and her husband Bill. He was also blessed with four grandchildren, Tyler, Brandon, Acadia and Anthony. He is predeceased by his father 'Big' Paul Abler and his sister Laurie Abler. Paul was a celebrated member of the Detroit Jazz community and a prolific composer, producing over twenty Jazz albums. He composed and performed music for films, including "Blue Jasmine" and "The Two Mr. Kissels," and television, with an extensive list of credits, including "Madam Secretary," "Breaking Bad," "20/20," "The Big Bang Theory" and "Mad Men." Most recently, Paul was finishing a sextet "Looks Like March". His last act was composing the song "Ascending." For more information on Paul's music and life, visit his website The service will take place on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 9AM to 1PM at Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009, In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Laurie Abler Art Scholarship in Waterford, Michigan. Please mail donations to: Waterford Mott High School, 1151 Scott Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328.

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press on Mar. 5, 2017
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