Walter I. Abrams
Date of Birth: Decemberv 16, 1924 Date of Passing: May 15, 2010
Mr. Abrams served in the
Age 85 Place of Birth: Tonawanda Indian Reservation, Basom, New York Place of Passing: Crossroads House Batavia, New York Resided in: Basom, New York History: Mr. Abrams was a graduate of Akron High School class of 1943. He served in the United States Army during WWII from 1943-1945 he earned the Bronze Star. Walter also participated in the Invasion of Normandy and the Liberation of Paris. He was a Miner for the former National Gypsum Company in Clarence Center, NY for 30 years. His employment continued as an Assistant Manager, for the Restaurant at the Union 76 Truck Stop in Pembroke.
Mr. Abrams was a member of the Snipe Clan on the Tonawanda Indian Seneca Reservation in Basom. Walter served as President and Vice President of the Akron Central School Board from 1970-1980. He was appointed by President Nixon to the Secretary of Health Education and Welfare's Advisory Committee on the Rights and Responsibilites of Women, serving from 1972-1976. He also was a member of the New York State and National Association of School Boards, The Tonawanda Reservation Historical Society and the VFW Post # 3180 in Akron.
Family: Son of the late Albert and Berusha (Skye) Abrams. Walter is survived by his loving wife; Lenore (Poodry) Abrams whom he married in 1947. Dear father of Barbara (Gary Thomas) Abrams of Ithaca, NY, Robert and Terry Abrams both of Basom, NY; grandfather of E. Matthew (Dr. Christie Fanton) Kuhn, Eliot Thomas and Lauren Abrams; great grandfather of Zoe Kuhn; brother of Shirley Snyder of Basom, NY, Myron Abrams of Salamanca, NY and the late Milton, William, Woodrow, Homer, Robert, Frank Abrams and Cora Brooks. Also, surviving are severals nieces and Nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and great-grandnieces and nephews. Viewing info:
A Celebration of Walter's Life will be held June 19, 2010 in the Alabama Fire Hall Alabama, New York. Where the family will recieve family and friends from 2-6 PM Burial: Burial will be in the Tonawanda Indian Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Basom, New York Memorials: Expressions of sympathy in his memory at the families request be made to Tonawanda Reservation Historical Society, P.O. Box 516 Basom, NY 14013, Haxton Memorial Library 3 N. Pearl St. Oakfield, NY 14125 or Crossroads House 11 Liberty St. Batavia, NY.
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