Edward R. Abraham

  • Born: October 12, 1941
  • Died: September 19, 2016
  • Location: Mount Gilead, Ohio

Tribute & Message From The Family

Edward "Ed" Raymond Abraham, age 74, of Mount Gilead and formerly of Centerburg, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family, Monday morning, September 19, 2016, following a long illness.

On October 12, 1941, Ed was born at home in New Boston, Michigan, son of the late Fred N. and Marianne L. (Ruehle) Abraham. He graduated from Chester-Franklin High School in the Class of 1959. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Germany.

For many years Ed worked as a prefabricator at National Electric Coil in Columbus, from where he retired.

Ed had a soft heart for animals. He could not harm them and would nurse them back to health if he found an injured animal. He loved being outdoors taking care of his flower gardens or going to yard sales looking to add to his antique collection.

A skilled artist, Ed spent a great deal of time painting landscapes and portraits. He gifted paintings to each person in his family. He was skilled in the art of taxidermy and was also very musically inclined, enjoying the piano.

He loved to cook, but also enjoyed eating out at his favorite restaurant, Tee-Jaye's Country Place.

Ed will be remembered as a gentle and caring soul who could be quite ornery with his wonderful sense of humor.

He will be dearly missed by his long-time friend of over 40 years; John Kerschner; his German Shepherd, Maggie; four brothers: Norman (Ruth) Abraham of Marion, Ohio, David (Shirley) Abraham of Marion, Ohio, Howard (Barbara) Abraham of Sopchoppy, Florida, and Jerry (Laura) Abraham of Delaware, Ohio; seven sisters: Margaret Price of Fredericktown, Ohio, Mary Jane Hanners of Mount Gilead, Ohio, Kathleen Grooms of Mount Gilead, Ohio, Betty (David) Forrest of Ocala, Florida, Nancy (Tom) Rensch of Edison, Ohio, Barbara (David) Van Sickle of Mount Gilead, Ohio, and Joyce (Gary) Gollihugh of Sunbury, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Fred "Junior" Abraham; and two sisters: Marie Abraham and Connie Jones.

Ed's family will greet friends from 11:00 a.m. – 12Noon on Friday, September, 23, 2016, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services to honor and celebrate his life will be held there at 12Noon with Pastor Stephan Bloomfield officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville.

Condolence & Memory Journal


To All My Siblings,
I just can't believe it's been 3 years of Ed's passing. We always reminisce Ed's fond Memories, his love for Animals and his beautiful Flower Gardens at our annual Sibling Sleepovers, don't we? We will Treasure them in our Hearts always because We All Love and Miss Him So Much!
One of Your Sissies,
Betty (Abraham) Forrest

Posted by Betty (Abraham) Forrest - Ocala, FL - Sister   September 23, 2019

May the God of all comfort be with you and your family.

Posted by A friend   September 27, 2016

To the family of Edward R. Abraham , I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure you will miss him dearly. Please find comfort in knowing one day we will see our loved ones again. John 6:40. Matthew 5:5.

Posted by Alphonso - FL   September 26, 2016

Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss. We hope that the scripture in Romans 15:13 be comforting to you at this time. Sincerely Bob and Jeannie from Orlando Florida

Posted by A friend   September 26, 2016

My deepest condolences. Death of a loved one is never an easy thing to go through. Just remember you are not alone. Isaiah 61: 2 "...To comfort all who mourn" God is right here to help you.

Posted by A friend   September 24, 2016

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by JF    September 21, 2016

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Brian Williams - Marion, OH   September 19, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss but keep in mind that the Almighty God is the best way to cope with the loss of your loved one. 2 Corniathians 1 : 3,4

Posted by A friend   September 19, 2016