Abraham Smernoff

Abraham Smernoff, 99 of 321 Eastern St., New Haven died January 7, 2011. He was born May 7, 1912, son of the late Jacob and  Eva (Levinson) Smernoff. Husband of the late Lillian (Yavitz) Smernoff. Father of Renee Bacote, grandfather of Craig Jr. and Lindsay Bacote and brother of Ida Marder and the late George Sands.

   Graveside funeral service at the Keser Israel Memorial Park, Farwell St., Allingtown, West Haven, Tuesday morning at 11. Period of mourning will be private.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Goodwin-Levine Adult Day Care Center, 169 Davenport Ave., New Haven, CT.
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  1. Patricia O. Boudreau said,

    01.08.12 at 12:13 pm

    Lindsay and family, Deepest sympathies. From you friends and colleagues at 600 State Street.

  2. Doreen and Andrew Testa said,

    01.08.12 at 8:38 pm

    Please accept our healthfelt sympathies. Hopefully the memories of the past will be of comfort to you in the days ahead.
    Doreen and Andy Testa
    (Gladys Lubin’s children)

  3. sharon Louchen said,

    01.12.12 at 4:56 pm

    I met Abe when he visited his sister, Ida at the Jewish Home now Advanced Nursing. He was so good to her. Bringing in her food she liked, candy and water and other goodies. He was a wonderful man who took his culture very seriously. Did go to the synagogue if the Rabbi asked him to go and make Minyan. I often visited with him in the hallways. He was very pleasant and was always smiling. I will miss him. Sharon Louchen, Recreation Dept.

  4. Rochelle Dauenheimer said,

    01.13.12 at 10:52 pm

    As a volunteer at the Jewish Home for the Aged, Adult Day Care, I enjoyed seeing Abe as he sang his own creative songs and as we also sang many olden day songs together. Not too many years ago we even danced at the special functions held there with his friends.

    Abe was a joy to know, he always had a positive attitude and smile. He will be sadly missed. To his family and friends I hope that the positive memories offer some comfort in your time of grieving. Rochelle Dauenheimer

  5. Dr. Richard Shaw & Marie said,

    01.14.12 at 10:46 am

    Abraham was a long time patient and friend. We always looked forward to his visits to our office. He was courageous, kind and gentle. He touched our lives in a very special way. He will be missed but not forgotten.
    We will pray in his memory at Mishkan Israel.

  6. Michaele Imbrogno said,

    01.14.12 at 1:19 pm

    I had the pleasure of meeting Abe when I did volunteer work at the Jewish Home for the Aged Adult Day Care Center.

    Abe was truly one of a kind — thoughtful, warm, fun-loving, creative, and a very happy individual who brought joy to the other clients.

    I remember typing his plays from time to time and he was just so appreciative.

    He will be sorely missed but should be an inspiration to us all.

    Michaele Imbrogno