Alan Nicolas Abramson
Alan Nicolas Abramson
  • February 26, 1943 - February 26, 2017
  • Corbett, Oregon

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Alan Abramson was born February 26, 1943 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He grew up in both Winnipeg and Vancouver, Canada, where he spent much time outdoors fishing and pursuing outdoor activities. Joining the Queen's Own Cameron Highlander Regiment at 16 initiated his life-long interest in military history, as well as history in general. At 18, he moved to the US to attend college. Crewing on Alaskan fishing boats in the summers led to his life's passion - owning and operating his own commercial fishing business. Alan and his wife Michelle purchased both a seine permit and set net permits with sites on the Kodiak Bear Refuge at the southwest corner of Kodiak Island. Alan and the family spent half of each year for 27 years fishing salmon and crab - both King and Dungeness. He built the family's cabins in Moser Bay, enjoying the interesting and anachronistic life of making a living from the sea, and traveling only by seaplane, skiff or boat. The strong friendships forged then have lasted a lifetime. He partnered in a marine fabricating business in Portland, Oregon for several years, and built and ran vessels up to 65' in length. With his wife and son, he traveled widely in Australia, India, Mexico, and Europe. Since 1990 he has resided in Corbett, Oregon, volunteering at several local 501(c)3's. He was a member of the Columbia Grange #267, the Crown Point Country Historical Society, Banzai, and The Military Vehicle Collector's Club of Oregon.

Survivors include his wife Michelle, son Gunnar, cousins David Lindsay, Don Abramson, Rick Abramson, and Heather Freeman and nephew Markus Abramson.

Donations in his name may be made to the Oregon Humane Society, Chintimini Wildlife Sanctuary, or the Crown Point Country Historical Society.