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
. For funeral information 847-256-5700.
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Published by Chicago Tribune from Apr. 6 to Apr. 8, 2021.