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David Abraham

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David was born on July 24, 1938 and passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

David was a resident of Washington at the time of passing.

He witnessed factories exploding as the occupying Nazi soldiers were withdrawing from the country at the end of World War II, blowing up everything that could be of use to the Red Army then sweeping through Eastern Europe.

In his final days, I would sit by his bedside and pray the Rosary for him quietly. When he still could, he would join me for parts of the prayer, just like we had often recited the Rosary together when I was younger, and we still shared a home. He agreed with my belief that the Rosary, Our Lady's specially chosen prayer, is the key to overcoming the innumerable problems besetting humanity today. In these final weeks, I also introduced my dad to a special Marian devotion, the Seven Sorrows Rosary, which is a prayerful reflection on the suffering of Mary, the Mother of God, who, given her special connection to Christ, participated in a unique way in the suffering of her Divine Son. As the end approached, my dad was very weak, but still he managed to get for me a beautifully crafted Seven Sorrows Rosary, which consists of a unique arrangement of beads, as his Christmas present, his last gift to me. In the evenings, when I would say goodnight to him, I would always tell him, "Remember, the.

Given David's strong devotion to the Virgin Mary, in place of flowers or donations to a charity, we suggest that the best way to commemorate his passing would be to pray Our Lady's Rosary or her special Seven Sorrows Rosary, a devotion David embraced in the last weeks of his life.