Jay Abraham
  • In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice Foundation, 4266 Sunbeam Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257. Please designate to: Warner Center.
  • Community Hospice Foundation
    4266 Sunbeam Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32257

Share This Obituary


Memories & Candles

“Jo Anne, Cathy and Bob, I was so sorry to hear of Jay's death. I had been thinking of you all a lot lately. Jay was a special man. He was so good to...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Karen Dolwick - Louisville, KY

“I will remember your father as the spirited gentleman that I met last year with a sweet smile and full of funny stories. May you always find comfort...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Kathryn EIchamer - Chicago, IL

“We miss you Dad. You were a great father, provider, and supporter for all of us, and you trained us well to carry on in your footsteps, taking care...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Bob Abraham - Son

“Jay will be missed by all who knew him, especially the surviving members of "The Gang", an affectionate name for a group of couples who for many...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Lois Fineman - Friend


Navy Emblem

Well known to many for his joking sense of humor, kind heart, generous public service, and as provider for his family, Irvin Jay Abraham passed away peacefully at age 87 on April 5th 2018, following a recent trauma. Jay is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Jo Anne Thomas Abraham, his daughter Cathy Hewlett and husband Jeff Hewlett, his son Bob and wife Mary, grandsons Chris and Doug, and his big sister Harriett Abraham Rose.

Jay touched so many lives, through his service in the Navy and Red Cross, his work in the theater and love for music, his passion for bicycling and leadership with the Louisville Wheelman, and his deep connection to Lexington, Louisville, and his Kentucky heritage. As a businessman and CPA, he had a long and impactful career, holding positions in accounting, hospital administration, Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center, Jefferson Community College, and the Red Cross.

He was loved, appreciated, and will be so deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice Foundation, 4266 Sunbeam Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257, please designate to Warner Center.