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Abraham Moszkowicz

December 31, 1969 — November 17, 2015

Abraham Moszkowicz, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away during the early hours of Tuesday morning, November 17th, 2015, at the age of 90. He is survived by his three daughters, eight grandchildren, & 1 great grandson.Abraham was born to Ari and Chaya Moszkowicz (of blessed memory) on May 4, 1925 in Kielce, Poland. He spent his childhood in the Polish city of Lodz. Soon after the breakout of World War II, Abraham was separated from his family and taken to the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. He was the lone survivor of his family when he was liberated by the U.S. forces in the spring of 1945.After his liberation, Abraham was very active in the post-war period. He advised the US and other Allied armies, helped found a Displaced Jewish Center at Stuttgart and Backnang in Germany to bring survivors from across Europe to send to Israel, and contributed to the founding of Kibbutz Netza Serini, Israel.In 1948 Abraham arrived in Mexico after having spent time in France, The Netherlands, Iceland, Curacao, and Cuba with the assistance of his family there. In Mexico, Abraham spent time as a police department supervisor and designed and manufactured leather jackets. He enjoyed playing handball and soccer at the Jewish Community Center where he met his wife Esther Moszkowicz neé Eichner.Abraham married Esther in 1954 in Mexico City where they lived until he brought his wife and his three daughters to Brownsville, Texas in 1965 to start an electronics export/import business. Abraham was a Mason, and was very active in the Jewish community of the Rio Grande Valley. Abraham was an avid sports fan and enjoyed spending time watching Boxing and Soccer on television. He also enjoyed his weekly trips to the Central Post Office in Brownsville, Texas where he will no doubt be long remembered. He very much enjoyed New York Bagel Shop bagels and Mish Mosh soup from ‘Ziggys’ and the best bolillos that the Valley had to offer. He was an avid shoe collector sporting one of the largest shoe collections in all of Texas.  Abraham was treasurer for Bnai’ Brith Men for 27 years. He has donated many of his documents to the Holocaust Museum in Houston, and has been honored by the City of Brownsville on multiple occasions.Abraham is survived by his wife, Esther; his daughters Frida Wilson, Helen Spinner, and Fay Sher; son-in-laws Stuart Wilson, Dr. Stanley Spinner, & Edward Sher; grandchildren Gabriel Wilson & Erin Wilson, Dr. Joseph Spinner & Emily Spinner, Shaun Spinner, Katherine Sher, Sam Wilson, & Alex Sher; and great-grandchild Benjamin Wilson.Graveside Services will be held Thursday, November 19, 2015, 1:00 pm in Beth Yeshurun Post Oak Cemetery, 1037 N. Post Oak Road, Houston, Texas, 77055, with Rabbi David Rosen officiating.Donations may be made in Abraham’s memory to the Holocaust Museum Houston (hmh.org).Watch the video of the Funeral / Memorial Service here.
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