Abdalla Caram Sr.
January 11, 1941 – October 2, 2021
Abdalla Caram Sr, passed away peacefully on October 2nd, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was 80 years old.
Abdalla is survived by his children, Abdalla (Amy Jo) Caram Jr., Hassan (Tara) Caram, Yassmin (Mike) Lee, and grandson Kristopher (Zach Detwiler) Caram. Other grandchildren include Brianna (Ryan) Rhodes, Eric (Shaneka) Lee, Capree (Jeremiah) Greene, Hope, Hannah, Haley, Luke, Jacob, and Samuel Caram. Grandchildren include Tanner and Mackenzie Vo, Izzie and Max Rhodes, Jedidiah and Solomon Greene, and Zoe, Joah, and McCrae Detwiler.
Abdalla is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Gloria Caram and his son, Faruk (Isela Montanez) Caram, and his parents, Matiana and Antonio Abdo Caram Daher. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, Ralph Caram, Dan Caram, Charlie Caram, Jose Caram, Louis Caram, Phillip Caram, and sisters, Manira Pena, Mary Quintana, Rose Guevara, Margaret Oliveira, Jamile Segarra, and Sofia Zepeda.
Abdalla leaves behind many nephews, nieces, and godchildren.
Abdalla was born on January 11, 1941, in Truscott, Texas. Abdalla moved with his family to Fort Worth, Texas in 1951. He graduated from Fort Worth Technical High School and attended Southwest Art Institute and Arlington State College where he majored in Commercial Art. Abdalla was artistically talented from an early age and made a career as a technical illustrator for Bell Helicopter for 36 years. During his life, Abdalla painted hundreds of still life paintings and illustrations. He was renowned by his peers as one of the aviation industry’s most talented illustrators.
Abdalla became a member of La Trinidad United Methodist Church shortly after moving to Fort Worth. He was known at the church for his painted sceneries and backgrounds used in children’s Christmas and Easter pageants.
Abdalla and Gloria married in 1965 and had their four children by 1971.
Abdalla believed education was the greatest gift a parent could offer his children and very proud that all his children graduated from college successfully.
After Abdalla retired, he and Gloria enjoyed all their time together and with family. Abdalla enjoyed traveling, playing golf, going to the gym, watching classic westerns, and making sure Gloria was happy.
Abdalla was the quintessential role model for all that were fortunate to know him. He will be dearly missed.
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Abdalla Caram Sr.
October 16, 2021
My Dad, my Best Friend,
I will forever miss you and seek your presence in all that I do. Thank you for raising me the way you did with what you knew. I feel I am so much like you and will honor you by raising my daughters in the same way you raised us. You didn't just leave us, you ended the final chapter of your Romance novel of life. I take Peace in that as you seeked Heaven to be back in Mom's arms once more.
What an great Dad, what an Awesome Husband!!!!
I will always Love you Daddio!!!
October 15, 2021
Dad loved having his boys - they were his best friends. His father died when he was a baby, so he had no example. Yet, he was an outstanding father and husband. We loved spending time with dad. That’s when his personality came out. He was funny, generous, - and for whatever reason, amazed at us kids. We all had plans…. for more time with him, to cherish him and really thank him for EVERYTHING.
October 8, 2021
Thank you for leaving your book! It’s amazing and I can hear your voice telling us the stories of YOU! I miss you Dad and I’m so sorry we didn’t get the chance to do more. You have been the best dad I know.
Love you forever, -Yassmin
October 7, 2021
Mom and Dad - I miss you. I'm grateful for all the time we spent together in the last year but I never realized it would be over so soon. The time we spent together was meaningful to me. Thank you for everything. I'm happy Dad and Mom are together with Faruk. Dad, I love you....