Emanuel Abraham, 93, of Long Branch died March 29, 2015. Born in Bayonne and raised in Kearny, he lived in Ocean Township before moving to Long Branch 12 years ago.
Dr. Abraham had a private practice in Asbury Park from 1955 to 1975, when he moved the office to Neptune, where he practiced until 1986. He served at Jersey Shore Medical Center as director of medicine from 1968 through 1974, chief of staff from 1979 to 1981, director of ambulatory care from 1982 to 1993, and honorary director in 1992.
He studied at Auburn University and graduated from Vanderbilt Medical School in 1945. He completed his internship and residency at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair followed by a pathology and medical residency at the VA Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He was certified in internal medicine in 1951 and again in 1977 by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
He served as a doctor in the Army during World War II and in the Air Force during the Korean War.
He served as president of both the NJ Society of Internal Medicine and NJ Foundation for Medical Care Evaluation, was a national trustee and secretary-treasurer of the American Society of Internal Medicine, and was on the board of governors of the Medical Inter-Insurance Exchange of NJ. He was also active for many years in the American Heart Association, NJ Medical Society, and Monmouth County Heart Association, serving as a past president. He authored and published numerous articles in medical society journals over the years.
An active member of his community, he was a past president of Shore Lodge B’nai B’rith, served on the advisory board of the Anti-Defamation League, and was a founding member, member of the board of trustees, and active participant at Temple Beth Torah (now Congregation Torat El).
Predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Helen Sue (Schwartz), last year, he is survived by two daughters, Lynn and Susan (Lou); two sons, Mark (Sandy) and Lee (Laurye); nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services were held March 31 with arrangements by Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, Ocean. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Torat El in Oakhurst, Monmouth County Heart Association, or Southern Poverty Law Center.