Beston “Jack” Abrams of Ewing died March 2, 2017.
Mr. Abrams was hired by E.R. Squibb and Sons in 1953 as a pharmaceutical salesman in Chicago. As his career evolved, he had assignments in Hollywood and Sacramento, Calif.; and New York. His work with Squibb sent him to many countries, including Singapore, Japan, United Kingdom, Greece, Austria, France, Italy, Egypt, Netherlands, Peru, Brazil, and Columbia. He retired as a marketing director.
After his retirement, he founded Abrams Consulting Technologies, a pharmaceutical trademark development consultancy. His company worked with major manufacturers to develop over 20 pharmaceutical trademarks.
He graduated from Northwestern University.
He was a World War II veteran of the Army Medical Corps.
In 1971, while his sons were members of the Pennsbury High School marching band, he organized the Pennsbury Falcon Marching Band Boosters, an organization that has supported the band and sponsored trips for them all over the world.
He was a longtime member of Young Israel of Lawrenceville and Jewish War Veterans and a past president of the Trenton Torch Club.
He ran in the New York City Marathon in 1979 and 1980.
A lover of music, he played saxophone in a swing band, was a patron of the Metropolitan Opera, and for many years, presented a program of American standard songs to residents of retirement homes.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene ‘Tybie’ Seidel Abrams; two sons, Harris and Jeremy; two grandchildren; three stepchildren, Nevin (Lauren), Ilene, and Richard; and two stepgrandchildren.
Services were held March 3 with arrangements by Riverside Memorial Chapels, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish National Fund.