Mr. Abrams was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Jesse and Gustav Abrams. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and attended graduate school at the University of Michigan. While at Ohio University, he entered the ROTC program and was commissioned as a second lieutenant at Wright Patterson AFB. He later served as a first lieutenant from 1954-1956 at March AFB in California. The following year, he married his first wife, Barbara. They moved to Tucson in 1960 where Mr. Abrams worked for a homebuilder while also serving as a captain in the Arizona Air National Guard. He spent three years in Los Angeles before returning to Tucson and his career in real estate building and land development. Following his divorce, Mr. Abrams became reacquainted with Judy Kuropatkin Berman, and after a long courtship, they married in 1980. Mr. Abrams was a founding member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, served as a board member of La Frontera Center, and was active in the Southern Arizona Jewish community.
Survivors include his wife, Judy; sister, Doris Goldstein; children, Eric, Teri, and Ted; and stepchildren, Lizzy, Rick, and Melissa.
Services were held at the Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery Chapel with Rabbi Robert Eisen of Congregation Anshei Israel officiating.