Albert G. Abrams, 92, of Kendall Park, died Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Merwick Care and Rehab Center in Plainsboro due to complications from COPD. A man of arts and sciences, Al played a tremendous amateur violin and worked as a pharmacist.
Born in Manhattan, Al moved with his family to Long Island and then Kearny, New Jersey. He served as a hospital technician on a ship in the Pacific Theater in the last months of World War II. After returning stateside he completed a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University and began a three-decade career as a local pharmacist. He served residents of Newark, Linden and Franklin Park with medical advice and a ready smile.
In the 1980s, he served as the director of pharmacy at Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead. He had too much energy for retirement and took a third career as an auditor for Blue Cross/Blue Shield while in his 70s.
His house on Woodbine Road served as a place for chamber musicians. With Al almost always playing first violin, his friends enjoyed all the most engaging works then dined on the wonderful food his late wife Elizabeth (Betty) prepared. His trips to chamber music camps led to the discovery of a violinist/violist who became his second wife. The pair spent many days at home and at camps making music.
Al was preceded by his mother Gizella, father Marcel, brother Karl and sister Henrietta. He is survived by his second wife Linda (New Jersey), eldest son Mark (Michigan), younger son Brett (Washington, D.C.).
A musical afternoon will be held in the near future.