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  • "Dear Elliot, Leslie has shared some of the wonderful things..."
    - lind algazi
  • "Dear Elliot, Jake, Nani, and Joey My memories of your..."
    - Judie Fien-Helfman
  • "A wonderful voice falls silent but her words will live on..."
    - Lilly McKim
  • "Elliott, Life is too brief. We wish we could have shared..."
    - Jake Fien-Helfman
  • "With our deepest sympathy"
    - Liliane and Abe Yurkofsky
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Jefferson Funeral Chapel
5755 Castlewellan Dr.
Alexandria, VA



Of Great Falls, Virginia on June 7, 2013 after an incredibly valiant fight against cancer. Her beauty, her wit, her creative ability, and her infinite capacity for love will be treasured and missed by all who knew her. Deeply beloved wife of Elliott; mother of Jacob Abrams (Gaby), Sarah Beraha (Josh) and Joseph Abrams (Hannah); grandmother of Raphael Beraha; daughter of Norman and Midge Podhoretz; sister of Naomi Decter, Ruthie Blum, John Podhoretz and Joshua Decter. A funeral service will be held at Congregation Olam Tikvah, 3800 Glenbrook Rd., Fairfax, VA on Sunday, June 9 at 1 p.m. Shiva will be observed from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Abrams home in Great Falls on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday; and from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Podhoretz home in New York City on Wednesday and Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gastric Cancer Foundation.

Published in The Washington Post from June 8 to June 9, 2013
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