David L. Abrams
1933 - 2021
BORN
1933
DIED
2021
David L. Abrams of Winnetka, IL, passed away on April 1, 2021, at the age of 87. Born May 27, 1933, to Haskell and Ethel Abrams, he was a lifelong Chicago area resident. Dave was a loving and devoted husband to Barbara (Fabric) for 61 years, and a proud father and grandfather. In addition to Barbara, he is survived by daughters Leslie (Joe) Goodrich, Susie (Steve) Minkowitz, Nancy Abrams, and his grandchildren, Ben and Julie Goodrich, and Max, Lily and Jack Minkowitz, and many other relatives and dear friends. Dave worked his way through college at the University of Illinois, earning B.S. and M.D. degrees. A cardiologist, he spent the early years of his career at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago before serving as captain in the US Air Force in Biloxi, MS. He became a partner in Clinical Cardiology Group, Ltd., where he practiced medicine for many years until his retirement. He spent most of his career at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was a dedicated physician and teacher. Dave was an avid sailor and spent many wonderful days sailing Lake Michigan. He was passionate about music ; Dave and Barbara regularly attended Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera performances. He was happiest spending time with family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 1pm CT Thursday, April 8, at Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home, Wilmette, IL. Due to current health concerns, attendance is limited. Visit www.weinsteinandpiserfuneralhome.com and click "Join Livestream" under David's name to watch the service live on Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home's Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association at heart.org. For funeral information 847-256-5700.

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Published by Chicago Tribune from Apr. 6 to Apr. 8, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Apr
8
Memorial service
1:00p.m.
Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home
111 Skokie Blvd, Wilmette, IL 60091
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Uncle Dave was as much of an Uncle to me as any biological uncle could be. Although he was a busy and prestigious cardiologist, he always made time to talk on the phone or when some or all of the Abrams family came over to visit. As a doctor, he was old school. He liked home remedies more than drugs and he was a straight shooter when it came to getting well. When I fell through a glass table and got stitches in my knee as a kid, he let me know that it was going to hurt for a few days, then itch more than hurt, and that I would have a great looking scar for life. When I developed acne as a pre-teenager, the dermatologists warned me not to eat certain foods, to eat other foods, and to take Tetracycline religiously. Uncle Dave told me not to worry about my diet, that Tetracycline wasn´t going to help, and that I would probably have acne on and off for another decade regardless of what I ate or what drugs I took. I followed the advice of the dermatologists. But Uncle Dave was right. I think of him often when I walk past Northwestern hospital on my way to and from work. I will continue to do so in the years to come.
Jonathan ("Jay") Koehler
April 8, 2021
Abram´s family, allow yourselves time to grieve, tears can heal
Daniel
April 8, 2021
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
April 7, 2021
Dr. Abrams was just the sweetest man and spoke so eloquently in even just everyday conversation. Although, I've only really known him in retirement, I could only imagine what a great career he had in as a cardiologist. His dedication to his family was so apparent in how he cared for them. I will miss seeing him come to the salon to pick you up, Nancy!!! My deepest condolences to you and your sisters, and to Miss Barbara... I send so many hugs...truly a life well blessed... good bye Dr. Dave...love, Tina
Tina Saldana
April 7, 2021
Dave was my neighbor for over 20 years. He was a true gentleman and a great neighbor. Quick witted and bright, I will miss him and our driveway talks and banter. Rest in peace Dave for a life well lived. Our sincerest condolences to Barbara and the entire family. Ed and Jane Lau
Ed Lau
April 6, 2021
Nancy, I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad. Much love to you and your family.
Kathy Jensen
April 6, 2021
Our thoughts and deepest condolences to Barbara and the entire family. Dave was a wonderful person and will be thought about and greatly missed. Norma and Shelly Minkowitz
Norma Minkowitz
Family
April 6, 2021