Ita Rebecca Kaiserman-Abramof

September 11, 1933September 14, 2020
Obituary of Ita Rebecca Kaiserman-Abramof
Dr. Ita Rebecca Kaiserman-Abramof passed away on September 14, 2020. She was known for her joy of life, great sense of humor and her charisma. Dr. Abramof was born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, on September 11, 1933. Her parents, Professor Norton Kaiserman (born in Sfat, Israel; then Palestine) and Tovah (Teresa) Kizhner Kaiserman (born in Yedenitz, Bessarabia; now Moldova) were Jewish immigrants who got married after they arrived in Brazil in the 1910’s. Dr. Abramof married Simon Abramof (Z’l), whom she later divorced. They had a son, Sergio Jacques Abramof (Z’l). She is survived by her grandson, Julian Abramof, her sister Esther, her 3 nieces, 7 great-nephews and great-nieces, and 13 great-great nephews and great-great nieces. Dr. Abramof graduated in Biology at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. She succeeded in her professional life, having dedicated herself to teaching and researching. Dr. Abramof moved to the US in 1964 and was as a postdoctoral research fellow with Dr. Sanford Palay at Harvard University from 1964-1967. Dr. Abramof then joined Boston University Medical Campus as a Professor of Histology in 1967 and assisted Dr. Alan Peters, Professor of Anatomy, with his research. Dr. Abramof moved to Cleveland in 1971, where she was an Associate Professor of Anatomy at Case Western Reserve from January 1971-October 2015. Services will be held at Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel 1985 S. Taylor Rd., Cleveland Hts., Sunday, September 27 at 11:00AM. Family and friends can view the service at

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  • Simon Abramof Ex-Husband (deceased)
  • Sergio Jacques Abramof Son (deceased)
  • Julian Abramof Grandson
  • Esther Sister
  • Professor Norton Kaiserman & Tova Kaiserman Parents (deceased)


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