Chuck Abramson 1925-2019
Chuck Abramson, 93, of Holton, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at his home surrounded by family. He was a few days shy of his 94th birthday.
Chuck was born Sept. 23, 1925, in Arrington, the son of Roland Richard and Lucille Estelle Bingham Abramson. In his early life he lived in Arrington with his brother and four sisters. He graduated from Arrington Grade School in 1939 and from Atchison County Community High School in Effingham in 1944.
He served 27 months in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as an aircraft bombing and navigation systems technician. In 1951 he graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. While attending college he worked during the summers at Wade’s Radio Shop in Holton.
Chuck was an electrical engineer for six years at the Beech Aircraft Company in Wichita. He was also an electrical engineer and software designer for 28 years at the Boeing Airplane Company in Wichita. He retired in 1987 and moved back to the Holton area.
He was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Charles held a private pilot’s license and loved to fly his own airplane.
He married Helen E. Barnett on Jan. 27, 1951 in Muscotah. She survives.
Chuck was preceded in death by his father, Roland, and mother, Lucille; three sisters, Helen McBroom, Doris Sabo and Cora Rathert; and a brother, Leslie E. (Gene) Abramson.
Other survivors include a daughter, Lisa (Elise) Abramson-McLeod, Cassoday; a son, John Abramson, Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Judith I. Hedden, Topeka; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
Cremation is planned and no services or burial are scheduled. Memorial contributions may be made to Beck Bookman Library in Holton, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1034, Holton, KS 66436.
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