WARWICK, R.I. – Robert E. Abrahms died June 4 at home. He was the husband of the late Charlotte R. (Greenfield) Abrahms. Born in Medford, Massachusetts, a son of the late Herman and Sarah (Rosemont) Abrahms, he had lived in Warwick for seven years, previously living in Houston, Texas, for 35 years.
He was the executive director for the Development Corporation for Israel in Houston, Texas. During his tenure, he led the office in achieving the highest sales of Israel Bonds in the world. Prior to this, he was an area director for MetLife in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Robert was a WWII Navy veteran serving in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of the Masonic Temple in Massachusetts on the North Shore and a former member of Congregation Beth Yeshurun in Houston, Texas.
He was the father of Jill Sholes of Warwick. He was the grandfather of Adam and Lauren Sholes of Cranston, Noah and Jaclyn Sholes of Foxboro, Massachusetts, Hope and Charles Pinder of Petersham, Massachusetts, and the late Marc Sholes. He was the great-grandfather of Madalyn, Caroline, Charlotte and Maxwell. He was the brother of Fred Abrahms of Cleveland, Ohio, Jonathan Abrahms of Hartford, Connecticut, and the late Clarise Berenson and Joseph D. Abrahms and brother-in-law of Marilyn Lamb and her husband Hy of Sharon, Massachusetts.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Jewish National Fund, 78 Randall Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11570.