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 John Haywood “Jack” Abraham, Sr

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John Haywood “Jack” Abraham, Sr

  • Birth 21 Oct 1928
  • Death 21 Feb 2013
  • Burial Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 125469500

John Haywood Abraham or "Jack" as he was called eldest of 3 siblings was born 21 October 1928 in Oakland California to Florence Alma Haywood (from Swanington, England)and George Stanley Abraham (from Grass Valley, California). Tragedy struck Jack when at the age of six, his father died. Later his mother would marry Willard Bridge.

As a child Jack enjoyed listening to his favorite radio program called "Johnny Jump up Club" As a teenager when Jack wasn't tinkering with electronics and cars, he and his best friend Cliff Stiles always played practical jokes on others.

Jack joined the Navy in 1947 and witnessed action in service during the Korean War as a Radio Operator on the Tanker USS Navasota. While in the Nave Jack trained as a boxer and competed in boxing matches on his ship. He was honorably discharged from service in 1954.

In 1951, Jack married the love of his life Shirley Mae LeRoy. He was a family man and in addition to new stepson Darryl Wilkins, Jack and Shirley would welcome three more children, John Jr., Ricky, and Susan.

Jack was a Master Mason and throughout his adult life was actively involved in Shrine's, Scottish Rite, Elks Lodge, DeMolay, Jobs Daughters and Rainbow Girls. He enjoyed watching old movies (especially satire comedies), telling stories, fishing and hunting, But for Jack the greatest joy, was spending time with his family and friends.


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  • Maintained by: Riverspirit
  • Originally Created by: Kat B
  • Added: 22 Feb 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 125469500
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Haywood “Jack” Abraham, Sr (21 Oct 1928–21 Feb 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125469500, citing Old Elm Ridge Cemetery, Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA ; Maintained by Riverspirit (contributor 48175376) .