ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Abe Spector, 87 years old, born on July 2, 1921, and passed away on August 21, 2008. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Harvey Schwartz on July 8, 2011
Abe loved to connect to all through his smile and his voice. It might be a ready song from his heart, a long and winding story from his past or a pun from his vast collection (the worse the pun, the more he smiled).
Posted by Martha Mikkleson on July 5, 2011
Abe was a part of my childhood - I remember his quiet dignity with much fondness. Util now, I didn't realize how close in age he was to my dad, Joe Vlasits - who, had he survived, would be turning 90 on August 7. The "greatest generationals" will live always in our hearts. martha
Posted by Barbara LaSota on July 3, 2011
Anyone that knew Abe knew that he was such a wonderful father,friend&husband.1 thing I loved about Abe besides how lovable he always was to me and that great smile he always shared with me was how passionate he was with the word game.I loved him like a dad.He is truly missed.Barb
Posted by ayana garcia on July 3, 2011
sprry for your lose i so sad
Posted by Rachel Peak on July 1, 2011
Abie's 90th birthday is just 2 days away and I thought this would be a nice way to remember him...Please add a memory or photo. Thanks so much.

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Posted by Harvey Schwartz on July 8, 2011
Abe loved to connect to all through his smile and his voice. It might be a ready song from his heart, a long and winding story from his past or a pun from his vast collection (the worse the pun, the more he smiled).
Posted by Martha Mikkleson on July 5, 2011
Abe was a part of my childhood - I remember his quiet dignity with much fondness. Util now, I didn't realize how close in age he was to my dad, Joe Vlasits - who, had he survived, would be turning 90 on August 7. The "greatest generationals" will live always in our hearts. martha
Posted by Barbara LaSota on July 3, 2011
Anyone that knew Abe knew that he was such a wonderful father,friend&husband.1 thing I loved about Abe besides how lovable he always was to me and that great smile he always shared with me was how passionate he was with the word game.I loved him like a dad.He is truly missed.Barb
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Visit to Prague, 2005

Shared by Jonathan Spector on July 2, 2011

 Malka and I took Abie to Prague for a week in April 2005. Having spent lots of time there ourselves, we had seen the sites, so I would fix him up with a tour and meet him when he finished, trying to do my thing in the times he was occupied. He was impressed by the city's beauty and the state of its preservation, but complained about the cobblestone walks and the surly waiters who tried to sell him bottled water. That problem had never arisen for me, because I always ordered beer or wine. Our hotel served breakfast, a treat for an American who is used to paying separately for the meal. After seeing the Jewish quarter, where the story of the Golem originated, he visited the Museum of Communism. While Abie had once been a Trotsky supporter, the museum was essentially anti-Stalin, so I knew he would like it. After that I took him to the Orthodox church where the assassins of Heydrich holed up until their eventual capture. He was very taken by one of the women who worked there, one of the many saboteurs during the Nazi occupation. While the Czechs call their river the Vltava, he knew it was his precious Moldau, and told his story on every occasion. For an 84 year old, he trekked through the city like an athlete on steroids, including the castle which is atop a steep hill, as well as the castle outside the city, where the Bohemian crown jewels are kept (Karlstejn). His guides were always astounded at his vigor and energy. 

The photo shows him in front of the statue of Jan Hus in Old Town Square. In the background is Tyne Church, my favorite church in Prague.