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Abram M. Applebaum, of the Jewish faith, died Thursday morning, October 29, 2020, at Candler Hospital.

He was born in Savannah on September 30, 1926 to Harry Applebaum and Leah Cooper Applebaum.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harry, and sisters Rebecca, Fannie, Sophie, and Esta.

Survivors include a son, Gary D. Applebaum; nephews Alan Asher, Howard Schulman, and Mark Halperin; niece Sharon Applebaum Hess, and many other great-nieces and nephews.

He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II; serving aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid in the Pacific. He worked as a radio announcer after attending the National Academy of Broadcasting and Television Workshop in New York City on the G.I. Bill. He worked for various radio stations, including W.D.A.R. and W.C.C.P. in Savannah. After leaving radio, he went back to sea as a member of the N.M.U., sailing from 1961 to 1968. After an accident aboard ship he became disabled for sea duty. He was a member of the A.N.A. for forty years, the American Legion Post #184 for thirty-eight years, and the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. for many years. Other organizations he belonged to were the A.I.N.A, S.P.M.C, and F.U.N. He enjoyed his hobbies and loved his family and friends.

The funeral service will be held at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon, October 30, 2020, at the graveside, Bonaventure Cemetery, conducted by Rabbi Steven B. Henkin.

Remembrances: Hospice Savannah – Post Office Box #13190, Savannah, Georgia 31416-0190.

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  1. STEVEN H HIRSCH says:

    Sorry to hear of Mr Applebaum`s passing.
    I fondly remember going to ANA conventions with him and Gary to Boston and Atlanta. He was passionate as well as knowledgeable about coins. Mr Applebaum loved educating me as to what coins and memorabilia would appreciate with time. I will carry those memories forever.
    May Mr Applebaum rest in peace.
    Steven Hirsch

  2. Sally Kaplan says:

    Gary, sending sincere sympathy to you on the passing of your Dad. May you hold on to all the good memories you shared with your Dad.
    Sally Kaplan

  3. Bruce Clark says:

    Condolences to Gary and extended family for your loss. Barry was a friend and mentor to me. I will surely the sessions as we called our meetings as we walked around the mall, talking politics, numismatics and other deep topics. Rip Abram Applebaum.

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