The Guest Book is expired.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Abraham Elowitch, 93, died on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. Born in Portland on July 22, 1917, he is the son of the late Sam Elowitch and Lillian Glovsky Elowitch. He ran the family company business, Maine Rubber International and Yudy's Tire Company for 45 years. He was the patriarch of the family, as his parents died at an early age leaving two brothers, Julius (Yudy) Elowitch and Maurice Elowitch, and three sisters, Rose Joachim, Bertha Murinson and Dorothy Potter, all of whom predeceased him. Along with his brother Yudy, he provided financial help for all of them.
He cared for his wife, Rose, who suffered with multiple scelorsis most of her married life. As such he was president of the Maine M. S. Society for many years. He attended Portland High School and was president of his junior class. During that period he won a national award for citizenship from Mu Sigma Fraternity. He was an avid member of the debating team and won awards for that.
He later moved to New York and attended Brooklyn night school while working during the day. He then returned to Maine to run the family business. He was an avid golfer and tennis player, but his major avocation was bridge in which he achieved a life master's rating. He was loved by everybody for his kindness and philanthropy. He was truly a gentleman.
He leaves behind his son Stanley; his daughter-in-law Judith; three grandchildren, James and his wife Faith, David and his wife Gina, and Leanne McGrath and her husband Michael; eight great- grandchildren, Rebecca Elowitch, Alexis Elowitch, Abigail Elowitch, Zachary Elowitch, Emilly Elowitch, Marin McGrath, Jared McGrath and Andrew McGrath; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at the Temple Beth El, 400 Deering Ave., Portland. Interment will be in Beth El Cemetery, Portland. Arrangements are being handled by the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland. Please visit www.jonesrichandhutchins.com for additional information and to sign Abraham's guestbook.
Jones, Rich & Hutchins
Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2010