OBITUARY

Mimi Abel

October 5, 1920May 9, 2012

Mimi Abel, passed away in her beloved Coral Gables on May 9, 2012 . Born 1920 spent first years on Miami Beach Moved to Toledo Ohio with family after devastation of 1926 hurricane. Returned in 1953 to Coral Gables with late husband Dr Bernard Abel and three kids in tow. Civic leader and community activist. Pioneering member of Temple Beth Am in Kendall,past president of Coral Division of NCJW, Active member of GMJF,founder at Miami Jewish Home ,Concert Association and Cancer Link.Loyal member of the board and dinner committee of the Theodore R.Gibson Memorial Fund. Business woman,hotel owner,and partner with Fashion designer the late Raoul Arango. Assistant district Sales Manager for Keyes Company. Mentor to many young realtors....and competitive ball room dancer in her spare time. The list of her accomplishments is long and distinguished. Proud Mom to Richard (Diane) Abel,Patti (Bob) Benaim and Barbara (Sammy) Reiser. Gramma Mimi to Bernie,Becca, Daniel, Jordan , Michael and Jonathan. Doting great grandmother to Yeshaya and Aviva. The last few years were made easier with support of Dr.Cava and his amazing staff and the love and dedication of Ruth Morales . Mimi Abel was larger than life,an inspiration to many and is missed. In Lieu of flowers, contributions to one of the above mentioned organizations or the Chevra Kadisha .

Services on May 11, 2012 ,Friday at 11:00 am at Riverside Memorial Chapel Kendall ,5900 SW 77 Ave 33143

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May 29, 2012

Hi Kids: Richard just sent me the obituary on Mom. I am so sad...what a tremendous lady she was. I wish I had known sooner. I would have come down. I remember sitting in the kitchen at the table on Cremona and talking to your dad while your mom was nearby doing something or other...so that's how long I've known Mom...she had a zest for life and she lived every minute. She had style and she had fun. She was generous and giving. May her name always be for a blessing. We send our deepest sympathies and love,

Jimmy and Eunice Tall Baros/North Palm Beach
ebaros@aol.com xxoo

Anne Bloom

May 17, 2012

Every time I saw Mimi at any event we had a special smile for each other. I am very saddened to learn of her passing and send my deepest condolences to all of you for the hole she has left by her passing. May good memories comfort you.

Marti Snyder

May 16, 2012

Dear Barbara, Sammy, and Family,

We were so sad to hear about Mimi. Know that we are thinking of you during this sad time. We are grateful for all she did during her lifetime, especially her pioneering work at Temple Beth Am.

Sincerely,

The Snyder Family (Roger, Marti, Tonie, Jonah, Maia, and Leo)

Dalia Tauber

May 13, 2012

Dearest Barbara,
So sad to hear about your mama. My deepest condolences.....
Dalia Tauber from Haifa Israel (Sylvia's friend)
daliatauber@shaw.ca

SONIA PINKUS FAMILY Pinkus

May 12, 2012

DEAR ABEL FAMILY;MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO YOU ALL. FOR YOUR LOSS.MIMI WILL ALWAYS REMAIN IN OUR HEARTS AND NEVER FORGOTTEN.REST IN PEACE,MIMI.

SONIA PINKUS AND FAMILY

Wayne Haltiwanger

May 11, 2012

Mimi will surely be missed by all. What an incredible Woman, Friend, Mentor. Always willing to share and help others - with grace, dignity, and her sense of humor! I met Mimi through Cancer Link for UM Sylvester Center - just one of the many organizations she helped support in many ways! She always personally took an interest - and was genuinely interested in what I had to say! It is an honor for me to consider her a friend! Members of Cancer Link send your Family our highest regards of Mimi!

Susan Gladstone

May 11, 2012

Barbara and Sammy, My most sincere condolences to you and your family.

May 11, 2012

Dear Barbara and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I wish you strength.

Stella Davidovic, Aventura, FL

Wayne Haltiwanger

May 11, 2012

Mimi will surely be missed by all. What an incredible Woman, Friend, Mentor. Always willing to share and help others - with grace, dignity, and her sense of humor! I met Mimi through Cancer Link for UM Sylvester Center - just one of the many organizations she helped support in many ways! She always personally took an interest - and was genuinely interested in what I had to say! It is an honor for me to consider her a friend! Members of Cancer Link send your Family our highest regards of Mimi!

Beth Butler

May 11, 2012

Mimi was such an amazing person! She helped so many people over the years. I will always remember her in her dance outfits. She was the original Dancing with the Stars. My life was enriched by knowing and working with her.