PORT BYRON - Lawrence (Larry) Paul Abraham, 80, life resident of the Port Byron area, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital In Pensacola, Fla. Mr. Abraham was born Feb. 8, 1930, in Manhattan. As a child, he acquired a natural passion for airplanes, which led him to study at Manhattan High School of Aviation Trades and later to join the United States Air Force in which he served as an airplane mechanic in the Korean War. Mr. Abraham owned and operated 'Utopia Hobby Shop' one of the first model airplane stores in the Central New York area. Mr. Abraham was often found flying his models and was known as a model airplane enthusiast and dedicated many hours to his favorite hobby, including membership in many model aviation clubs. In his later years, Mr. Abraham became a member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Abraham was employed by General Electric and Welch Allyn as a tool and die maker. He was an active member of St. John's Church in Port Byron. Mr. Abraham was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Rose (Sambito) Abraham. He is survived by his second wife, Louise (Scarlotta) Abraham, of Pensacola, Fla. He had five children, sons, Lawrence (Larry) Abraham Jr. (Cheryl), of Port Byron, Mark Abraham (Angela), of Tampa, Fla.; daughters, Joanne Bell (John), of Port Byron, Debra Cobb (Ted), of Conquest, and Laurie Razey-Dates (William), of Pennellville. Mr. Abraham was the proud grandfather to nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 30 at Audioun Funeral Home, Main Street, Port Byron. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 1 at St. John's Catholic Church in Port Byron, followed by a burial service at Conquest Cemetery. To send a message to the family, sign our guest book at www.auburnpub.com
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