PROVIDENCE – Sheldon Abrams, born Nov. 9, 1938 (the day of Kristallnacht) in Providence, died July 15.
He was the son of the late Lillian and Irving Abrams, and the brother of Beverly Abrams Paris of Warwick and Delray Beach, Fla., and Marvin Abrams of Tarzana, Calif., and Narragansett. He also leaves his wife Tanya (Ross), his sons Jeffrey (Michele), Steven (Natalia) and his grandchildren Samuel, Jack and Jesse. He was a graduate of Hope High School and the University of Rhode Island.
An officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, he was a respected member of the California communities of Beverly Hills and Westwood for more than 40 years. He was the owner of Jeffrey Stevens Designs at the Pacific Design Center. Before running his own business, Sheldon was a vice president at Sinclair Paints and Standard Brands Paints. He was a former board member of Temple Sinai in Los Angeles and a vice president of the Westholme Condo Association.
He loved traveling and visited more than 50 countries, including Israel, China and Australia. He enjoyed family time and working on family genealogy.
Donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation or to Bet Tzedek (bettzedek.org) for elderly and disabled residents of Los Angeles.