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Obituary: Norbert Abraham Sr., Columbus

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Norbert Abraham Sr., 80, of Greenbriar Drive, died at 10:14 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

As a young man, Norbert was a freedom fighter in Communist Hungary. In 1956, he and his wife Katalin escaped the "Iron Curtain" and moved to the United States.

Norbert was employed by Cummins Engine Company as an engineer, retiring after 25 years of service. He enjoyed playing golf and watching sports, especially golf and European football (soccer). He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, with Father Clem Davis officiating. Calling will be from 5 p.m. until service time Friday. Entombment will be at Garland Brook Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bartholomew Catholic Church or the American Heart Association.

Born in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 20, 1933, Norbert was the son of Rafael Abraham Sr. and Rosela Abraham. He married Katalin Herner Aug. 11, 1956.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Norbert (Pat) Abraham Jr. of Windsor, CO; George (Maureen) Abraham of Columbus, IN, and Robert (Lisa) Abraham of Bloomington, IN; a brother, Rafael Abraham Jr., Budapest, Hungary; and grandchildren, Ryan and Haley Abraham.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Joseph Abraham.

You may view his video tribute after 5:00 p.m. Friday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.

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