OBITUARY

Allan T. Abess Jr.

May 4, 1928November 18, 2011

Allan T. Abess Jr. born May 4, 1928 in Long Island New York. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on November 18, 2011 after a brief illness. Allan's parents Allan T. Abess and M. Irene (Tootie) Abess moved with their infant son to Miami in 1929. Allan graduated from the Georgia Military College in 1946 then graduated from Emory University. Allan served in the Korean War as a Master Sergent. When he returned home in 1950 he started as a teller at City National Bank in Coral Gables. He retired 50 years later as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Vice Chairman of the Board. City National Bank was a family business. Allan's uncle Leonard Abess Sr. founded the bank in 1946. Allan's father retired from his store Abess Ltd on Miracle Mile and became the facilities manager for City National Bank. One of Allan's greatest honors was to train his cousin and best friend Leonard Abess Jr. “He guided me through every decision including what to order for lunch” his cousin Leonard said. “He was loved by employees and customers alike. He managed by walking around. I never worried what went on in back of the store. Allan protected me ever since I was a kid.” As a young man Allan enjoyed racing sports cars and flying airplanes, he also served in the civil air patrol during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Allan met the love of his life Joan Edwards at a friends home in 1963 and they married in 1965. They shared a love for sailing and were members of Coral Reef Yacht Club where Allan served as Commodore 1986 to 1987. Allan was a trustee of the Alma Jennings Foundation and a board member of South Miami Hospital where he served as Treasurer. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Joan Edwards Abess RN BSN and his son Allan T. Abess III. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Studies. P.O. Box 248153, Coral Gables Florida 33124.

Memorial services will be held on November 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. Clare Catholic Church, 821 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach, Florida, 33408, 561-622-7477.

Arrangements under the direction of Aycock Funeral Home, Jupiter, FL.

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, November 29, 2011
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Pete & Debla Hargreaves

December 7, 2011

Our special Heartfelt Condolences to Leonard and Jayne Abess and to each member of the Abess Family. Although we never met Mr. Allan T. Abess, Jr, personally, we know that his passing is also felt in our Community as a whole. We are very sorry, but hope that the wonderful memories and moments you shared with him in the past give you some peace...

December 3, 2011

We were saddened to learn about Allan's passing. My husband and I will be forever grateful to God to have had the opportunity to know him. He was a great banker with a caring heart. His smiling face will remain in our heart always.
Our prayers are with you and the Abess' family.

Araceli and Diego Quiros

Ed Cutie

November 29, 2011

Dear Joan, Leonard and all the Abess family: please accept our deepest and most sincere condolences. Gigi and I cared a great deal for Allan and can only imagine the depth of our loss, We were recently remembering our visit to the cabin in Grorgia a few years ago and how welcome Joan and Allan made us feel. He was a good man who shall be greatly missed. Ed Cutie and Gigi Pardo

November 29, 2011

Dear Joan, Leonard and all the Abess family: please accept our deepest and most sincere condolences. Gigi and I cared a great deal for Allan and can only imagine the depth of our loss, We were recently remembering our visit to the cabin in Grorgia a few years ago and how welcome Joan and Allan made us feel. He was a good man who shall be greatly missed. Ed Cutie and Gigi Pardo

November 28, 2011

Dear Joan and Allan 111,
Our Love and Prayers are with both of you at this time...
The Bryant Family,
Atlanta

M D

November 26, 2011

I am sorry to hear about your loss. I hope the love from your family and friends help you cope through this difficult moment. Remember that one day God will reunite us with the love ones we have lost and we will live forever in a beautiful paradise. Please have hope. Your family will be kept in my prayers."May the God of all comfort grant your family peace at this time. 1 Cor. 1:3, 4

November 23, 2011

Dear Joan and Allan III:

My love and thoughts go out to you both as we lose a dear one. Allan was not only my boss for almost fifty years he was my mentor and devoted friend.

God Bless you both,
Evelyn Budde

David and Carol Harrison

November 22, 2011

Our prayers are with you Joan and Allan III. Your family has touched our lives for 25 years and we are saddened by your loss. Joan's and Allans support after my Mother passed was of great comfort and I only hope you will let us be there for you as well.

una/Asa Groves

November 21, 2011

Our condolences to you JOAN and Allan, Jr. Senior was a very special friend of the Asa Groves family, indeed. We are forever appreciative of our times with you at Coral Reef Yacht Club. Allan was a favorite Commodore to be sure. Wondrous memories. Oh, so fabulous 50 years. Bless you always. "all the Asa Groves family".

Mary-Keen Robinson

November 21, 2011

Joan, I am so sorry for your loss. Although I never had the opportuity to meet Allan, I remember your loving stories about this amazing man. Know that you are in my thoughts.
Mary-Keen Robinson