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Ernest W. Abel
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1910
Vienna (Wien), Austria
Death: Jan. 12, 2011
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Ernest W. Abel passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in San Francisco on January 12, 2011 at age 100.

Beloved husband of the late Greta Abel for sixty-five years; loving cousin of Anny Bohmer of Vienna, Austria, Ruth (David) Coen, Sally (Don) Goodman, and many other cousins and friends. Many thanks to Agnes for all her loyalty and friendship.

Ernest was a Holocaust survivor who arrived in San Francisco in 1939 from Vienna, where he had been a lawyer. In San Francisco, he accomplished many positions starting as a Fuller Brush Man. He graduated as a chemist from USF and he became a professor there. He went to work for SAARCO. After his retirement, he became a volunteer for legal aid and went back to study law.

He was written up in Time magazine for a case he won before the U.S. Supreme Court. Ernest was a longtime member of Hadassah, Hebrew Free Loan Association, and B'nai B'rith. Ernest was an extraordinary person. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Funeral Services will be held TODAY, Friday, January 14, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Sinai Memorial Chapel, 1501 Divisadero Street at Geary, San Francisco, followed by interment in Salem Memorial Park, 1171 El Camino Real, Colma.
Published in the San Francisco Chronicle on January 14, 2011. 
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  Greta Abel (1914 - 2005)
Salem Memorial Park and Garden
San Mateo County
California, USA
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Jan 14, 2011
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Ernest W. Abel
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