Helene Abramowitz
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1955 - 2017
Helene Abramowitz (b 12/24/55) died by suicide on June 23, 2017 in New York City. Her parents, Anita (Stern) Abramowitz and Murray Abramowitz predeceased her. Helene graduated from Swarthmore College and briefly attended law school in Washington DC. She returned to live in New York City where she freelanced as a proofreader and medical editor.

As a volunteer with New York Cares she coached job seekers through interview prep, supported the city's library projects and helped secure clothing for impoverished children. She is remembered for her sense of humor.

Helene is survived by her second cousins, Norbert Jay and his wife Donna Langenbahn of New York City; and Leslie Jay Gould and her husband Arnold Gould both formerly of NYC and now of Wellington, FL. Also third cousins Loretta Jay of Fairfield, CT and Sarah Jay of Brooklyn, NY.

A memorial gathering will be held at the Unitarian Church of All Souls on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 6:30pm, 1157 Lexington Ave, New York, NY.

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Published in New York Times from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2017.
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March 28, 2018
Helene was always a very impressive person at Friends where I was her classmate. My deep condolences.
Daniel Greenbaum
February 2, 2018
I was a classmate at Friends in the grades before high school and remember you as gentle and kind. Hearing of your work on behalf of others as an adult only confirms your true nature. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jerry Weil
October 16, 2017
AbrMy condolences to the Abramowitz family and friends. We have to take comfort in the scriptures and do as Paul said " Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart". Colossians 3:15
October 10, 2017
I'm sorry for your lost may the God of all comfort be with you in this time of deep sorrow.
Lille Everette
October 10, 2017
To her loving family. My deepest condolences, may our god of love and mercy bring comfort to you in this time of sorrow. Mathew 5:4
October 9, 2017
You were extremely kind and sweet, Helene. I am glad I got to know you for the brief time I did. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sincerest condolences
October 9, 2017
May the God and father of Abraham be with you as we await the fulfillment of seeing Abraham offspring filled the earth like the stars in the heavens. Genesis 15:5,6.
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