Adele F. Abramowitz
1952 - 2017
Adele F. Abramowitz


Adele Florence Abramowitz, 65, died from uterine cancer on December 25, 2017 in Durham. She was born May 10, 1952 in Houston, Texas to Abe and Helen Rosenzweig and moved to Durham in 2004. A graduate of the University of Texas, she retired as a librarian from Houston Public Library where she managed telephone reference. She sang in the Triangle Jewish Chorale, the Durham "What's Not to Like" Yiddish Concerts, and in Houston's Beth Yeshurun Choir for over 25 years; was a life-time member of Hadassah, a regular blood donor, and a supporter of Jewish and animal welfare organizations. Adele shared her love of music, art, and travel with her husband of 24 years, Joel Abramowitz. She was also an avid mystery reader. Adele was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband, sister, Joyce Rosenzweig, brother, Robert Rosenzweig, brother- and sister-in-law Hyman and Barbara Abramowitz, and niece, Stephanie, who all loved and adored her. Special acknowledgements go to Marylin and Katelyn Turner, Merisuzan Forbes and Darlene Watkins who showered Adele with love, affection, and tenderness; as well as to a special community of caring friends that supported us during this difficult time. The funeral will take place at Beth El Synagogue (1004 Watts Street, Durham) on Wednesday, December 27, at 11:00 am followed by internment at Durham Hebrew Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Beth El Synagogue, the American Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice.
Published by The News and Observer on Dec. 27, 2017.
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I just saw of Adele's passing. We started working together in 1975 at Houston Public Library in the newly created Bibliographic Information Center/Telephone Reference. We had a lot of good times together. I lost contact with her in the early 80's. I especially loved her smile. I learned so much about what it means being Jewish from her. Please accept my condolences and I know her spirit lives on.
Marian Harrison
December 26, 2018
although i hadn't seen or been in touch with adele since high school, i'm touched and saddened by her loss. our high school class was huge and she's one of the few people i remember clearly and fondly. we were good friends for a time, i even attended her bat mitzvah, which i still consider an honor. my condolences to her family and friends.
sincerely, ellen (proctor) johnson
ellen johnson
May 4, 2018
Sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God give you comfort and help you through this.( 2 Th 2:16,17)

January 16, 2018
I have known Adele and her family for many years. Adele had many sides . She was an intellectual, she was funny, kind, beautiful in many ways. She will be missed!
Carolyn Calderon
January 8, 2018
To Adele's family I want to offer my deepest sympathies. Adele was a dear sweet friend who I have known since I first met her and worked with her at the Houston Public Library in 1976. Adele was a warm, caring , sweet person who I will miss dearly. She always had a smile on her face and always had kind things to say to everyone. May God bless and keep her always.
Florencio Briones
December 30, 2017
You are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember your beloved one, the God of peace give you comfort and peace in every way. May you find Strength from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. Please accept my sincere condolences. 2 Thessalonians 3:16
December 29, 2017
Dear Joel,

I am so sorry to read about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Debbie Gaffney
December 28, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you at this time of sorrow.
December 27, 2017
My condolences to the family for your loss. May the God of all comfort sustain you in your time of need.
December 27, 2017
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