John J. Abrams

July 30, 1938 ~ May 3, 2020 (age 81)

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John Joseph Abrams, 81, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020 in Orange Park, FL. He was born on July 30, 1938 in Amsterdam, NY to the late Jack and Emila Abrams.

John earned his B.A. at the University of New York, Albany and his M.A. at the University of New York, Fredonia. He worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield for 30 years. He enjoyed bass fishing and gardening. John courageously battled with Parkinson’s Disease for 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; uncles, Albert Persico and Joseph Rocca and aunts, Lucy Persico and Ida Rocca.

John is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Catharine “Cathy” Lauer Abrams; children, Candice Thomas (Steve) and Aaron Abrams; grandchild, Emma Thomas; sister, Jackie Gann (Michael); special friend, Chet Brown; numerous cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Mr. Abrams’ memory by donating to the Movement Disorder and Parkinson’s Programs at UF Health Jacksonville. Donations may be mailed to UF Health Office of Development, 580 West 8th Street, P-20, Jacksonville, FL 32209 or online at Please indicate on your donation that it is directed to the 019299 Parkinson’s Program Jacksonville Fund and in memory of Mr. Abrams.

Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home is serving the family, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233.

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