Herbert Abedon

March 3, 1931February 7, 2021


Beloved son, brother, father, uncle, grandparent and friend.

Son of Anna B Seidman and Bernard Bennet Abedon. Herbert was the oldest of two brothers. He was born in Providence, RI where he lived much of his life. He went to Hope high school, graduated Harvard University as an undergraduate and University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Herbert had an abiding love for his three sons, sharing in their triumphs and challenges.

Outside his family, Herbert's most enduring love was for classical music. During the summers, he would spend every possible moment at Tanglewood Music Festival in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Here he shared the love and joy of music with his family and friends. He could often be found mock conducting the orchestra during and between performances. He was an avid traveler and relished finding wonderful music in various corners of the world. He was extremely well read and enjoyed a lively discussion.

Herbert leaves behind a much loved brother, Richard; two loving sons, Robert and Stephen; and four adored grandchildren, Yehuda, Mali, Rivka, and Lillian. Sadly, he was preceded in death by his son, Jon.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 10th at 2pm eastern time and will take place at Lincoln Park cemetery in Warwick, RI.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Boston Symphony Orchestra at:


  • Graveside Funeral Services

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021


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Aharon Hoffman

February 18, 2021

I loved Herb. So many great conversations in Baltimore. My wife and I will miss Herb.

Martha Wexler

February 10, 2021

I was sorry to hear about Herberts death. While I was not an active person in his life my father Byron Abedon was. He always spoke kindly of him. Again I am so sorry.

Rivka Abedon

February 10, 2021

I remember when we would all go down to Toms Inn, during our Tanglewood summer vacations, and go canoeing with grandpa across laurel lake. I remember I felt so cool when I saw a door with a plaque stating ‘Herbert Abedon’ on one of the rooms. It felt like he was famous. And he was, at Toms Inn. Tom knew our family personally from the amount of times grandpa would stay there. We shared so many beautiful memories there, and at the beaches on the lake.
So much love was put in, and felt throughout our trips there. And those memories will be taken with me forever.


February 10, 2021

My sincerest condolences to my dear old friend, Robert, Stephen and Richard, and all family and friends, on Herb's passing away. When I was in grade school, and would go to Robert's house to play, Herb ("Mr. Abedon", to me, at that time) would always ask me "How are things at The Moishe", (meaning Moses Brown School; lol). My thoughts and prayers and best wishes are with you all during this difficult time. Be well and be safe


February 9, 2021

to richard from your former"bottle bill coalition" board member 1980's, who moved out of PVD in 1990; now in santa barbara, CA