Edwin Joseph Abramson

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, July 20, 1926
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, December 5, 2021

Edwin Joseph Abramson died peacefully on December 5, 2021, at age 95.

He was born in Wooster, Ohio on July 20, 1926, to Sam and Bessie Abramson. Ed spent his life in his beloved Wooster. He graduated from Wooster High School and Northwestern University where he majored in Speech and Debate. After graduation, he returned to Wooster and married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Carolyn (Sarbin) in 1948 and joined the family business, Lincoln Highway Auto Parts.

Throughout his life, he was active in his community including his synagogue, Knesseth Israel, Wayne County Democrats, Century Club, One-Eighty, and the Wayne County Historical Society. At age 90, he coauthored the book, Where the Horse Died, which chronicled the early years of the Jewish community in Wayne and Holmes counties. After retirement, he was a volunteer with the Wayne County Library as a historical and genealogical researcher.

Ed was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn, his parents Sam and Bessie, his sister Libby Abramson Grasgreen, and his son-in-law Alan Pearlman.

He is survived by his beloved children Ann, Larry (Laurie), and Dan (Amy), seven grandchildren (Angela, Melanie, Michael, Nathan, Adam, David, Julia, and Maya) and eight great-grandchildren.

For his family and all of those touched by his love and kindness, his memory is truly a blessing.

If you wish to make a gift in his honor, we ask that you donate to One-Eighty at 104 Spink Street, Wooster, OH 44691.

Private graveside services were held in Wooster Cemetery.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster assisted the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Memorial Contributions: 

If you wish to make a gift in his honor, we ask that you donate to One-Eighty at 104 Spink Street, Wooster, OH 44691.


Private graveside services were held in Wooster Cemetery.


Ann your Father was so kind I shall always remember him.

Dan and family, we are sorry for your loss. Wonderful long life and dedication to his community. Prayers.

I was just thinking about your family the other day! What an amazingly long life your father had. I’m very sorry for your loss….please take comfort in your memories of an amazing man.

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of your father. No doubt he joins your mother in eternity. Two finer people there never were.

Dan, So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers

I only met Eddy I believe twice That i can remember, but there were memorable. a very sweet man who was very interested in how you were.

Who am I ? I'm Donna Wilkinson's youngest son Robert. My Mom LOVED your Eddy so much, she would always comment about him when she would visit with Carolyn.
With much love and sadness, I hope your memories fill the void of his missing physical presence but his soul will be with you forever.

Much love always
Robert Childers

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