Drake & Son Funeral Home

5303 North Western Ave, Chicago, IL


John Michael Abraham

April 12, 1955February 12, 2020

John Michael Abraham, age 64, of Chicago. John was born on April 12, 1955 in Chicago to the late Paul and Alice Abraham. Loving father of Robert, Michael (Christine), and Elizabeth Abraham; cherished brother of James (Lorena) Abraham, the late Paulette Abraham and the late Daniel Paul Abraham; dear nephew of the late Mary Abraham, the late Nellie Abraham, and the late John Francis Abraham; adored companion of Elizabeth Chapman.

John was a venture capitalist by profession and an avid amateur magician.

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Bob Hermanson

February 26, 2020

I met John as a high school freshman in 1969, and over the next several years we managed to have many adventures in Chicago and NYC: chess, magic, movies, gyros, jazz, and how much trouble you can drop yourself into if you don’t understand the IRT subway very well. John was sui generis: intellectually fearless and widely curious, with tenacity and a work ethic to shame mere mortals. Loyalty coursed through his veins, and even if we spoke after years out of contact I felt he was there across the table from me. Farewell old friend, and please try not to get in the Lord’s face too much when St. Peter introduces you. And please say “hello” to your Mom, Dad, and Paulette for me.



February 15, 2020

So sorry to hear about John. It was nice getting to know him since he moved back to Chicago. Had a wicked sense of humor like his father. Had quite a few card tricks up his sleeve as well.

Our condolences to the Abraham family, particularly Jim who really helped out his brother since his move back to the Windy City.

- Dan