Stanley Abrams of Pitman passed away on June 25, 2022 , after a brave battle with advanced brain cancer. Born on May 25, 1950, Stan was raised in Jersey City, where he graduated from Lincoln High School and served as President of the Honor Society.
He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, and later attended graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh to focus on international relations. Stan told his younger sister, Karen, that he wanted to be the next Henry Kissinger.
Stan’s work transferred him to South Jersey where he lived in Pitman for over 40 years. He demonstrated numerous times his belief in giving back to his community, and in doing so, was recognized for his outstanding community service with multiple awards including from the West Deptford Jaycees, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the Gloucester County Juvenile Detention Center, among others.
Stan was a high achiever who excelled at everything he put his mind to--academically, athletically, and in business. He was a fierce competitor, and relished a good challenge, a strong trait like his Dad.
What brought him the most joy were his annual cruises to the tropics, singing lead vocals in his rock band, singing karaoke where he was fondly known by many as “Stan the Man,” and playing a good game of tennis, basketball, chess and bridge.
Stan’s greatest pride and joy in his life, however, was his very accomplished and talented daughter, Becky, who also excelled in every aspect of her life including as a loving wife and mother. In recent years, Stan cherished every opportunity to see his two young, adorable grandsons, Tommy and Evan, who affectionately called him “Pop-Pop.”
Stanley is predeceased by his loving parents, Benjamin Abrams and Evelyn Abrams Volk. He is survived by his sister, Karen Abrams, of Portland, Oregon, his daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Daniel Korovikov, and his grandsons, Tommy and Evan, of Mahwah, New Jersey.
Stan was a very kind and gentle soul, who had many loving cousins and loyal, life-long friends around the country who will miss him dearly.
Relatives and friends are invited to graveside service, officiated by Rabbi Avrohom Richler of Chabad of Gloucester County, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 beginning 11:30 AM at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, New Jersey.
Donations can be made in Stan’s memory to a Jewish charity of your choice, or to a charity that will help at-risk children and teens.