Abram Harry Moskow
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Abram Harry Moskow
  • January 31, 1926 - January 23, 2018
  • North Carolina

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Abram Harry Moskow died peacefully on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - truly an end of an era. He was nearly 92 years old. Abe was born to the late Hyman and Ida Moskow on January 31, 1926 in Lakeview, South Carolina and grew up in Whiteville, North Carolina.

Abe attended school in Whiteville and later graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a very proud Tar Heel. After graduating from UNC Abe began work in the family business, Moskow's Department Store. He worked in the family business until 2017.

Abe married Charlotte Neuwirth Moskow in 1949 and together they had three children, Rivka From, Steve Moskow, and Elise Nicholson. Abe loved his children dearly. Tragedy struck in 1970 when Charlotte passed away from ovarian cancer. In 1975 Abe married Marilyn Barth Moskow from Garden City, New York and they were happily married until his death. Valerie Berkowitz his step-daughter became part of the family. In addition to Rivka, Steve, Elise, and Valerie, Abe was survived by six grandchildren, Courtney Hirsch, Carlye Abitbol, Cari Moskow, Megan French, Adam Halpert, and Eric Halpert. He was also a proud great-grandfather of Jacob Hirsch, Emily Hirsch, Ethan Abitbol, Eli Abitbol, and Dylan Halpert. Abe is also survived by his sister Ruthe Greenberg and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was a very proud resident of Whiteville and was involved in many community activities. Abe was a member of Civitan and was a Mason. He was very proud of his Jewish heritage and also was one of the founders of Beth Israel Synagogue in Whiteville where he served as President. He considered the founding and the continual existence of Beth Israel as one of his greatest accomplishments. Abe enjoyed spending time with his many friends all over the country, but in particular those in the Whiteville community. Family was very important and Abe loved getting together with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at Myrtle Beach. He particularly enjoyed sitting on the beach with his family and eating massive quantities of seafood, extra coleslaw, hushpuppies, and topped off with banana pudding. Abe also enjoyed reading four newspapers every day, following the stock market, talking about current events and watching his beloved Tar Heels in all sports.

In celebration of his life, the funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at B'nai Israel Congregation 2601 Chestnut St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28405. Burial will take place immediately following the service at B'nai Israel Cemetery located at 307 N. 18th Street, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Condolences may be made to www.coblewardsmithwilmington.com.

In lieu of flowers contributions shall be made to Columbus County Community Foundation in care of Anne Sorhagen, 1213 Culbreth Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina 28405, or B'nai Israel Congregation, 2601 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28405.