Edward Ed Brian Abrams

February 16, 1951September 19, 2013

Edward B. Abrams, 62 of Roswell, passed away on September 19thfollowing a year-long battle with cancer. Born in Salem, Massachusetts on February 16th and raised in nearby Beverly by his father Manuel and mother Helen Abrams.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years Cheryl; his brother Robert and wife Joann Abrams of Essex, Massachusetts; daughter Casey and her husband Bryan Villarreal of Cartersville, Georgia; and two sons Geoffrey and Andrew Abrams of Roswell, Georgia. His two granddaughters, Noelee Kate and Hattie Ann Villarreal, too young to remember him, will nevertheless come to know their extraordinary grandfather through stories shared by his family and those fortunate enough to have known him.

Ed found success in all aspects in life. He rose to the role of Group President of Lincoln Educational Services in 2008 following nearly 30 years of service in the education sector while playing an active role in the lives of each one of his family members. Additionally, he was an avid runner who competed in numerous marathons including the Boston Marathon as recently as April, 2012 without the knowledge that the cancer to which he would ultimately succumb was in its infancy.

The impact of his life is felt by many and will continue to be felt as the fond memories of Ed are spread by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held Monday, September 23rdat 2:00p.m. at the Roswell Funeral Home at 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, Georgia. The family is accepting flowers or donations to a charity of choice in remembrance of Ed.


  • Memorial Service Monday, September 23, 2013

Edward Ed Brian Abrams

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Judy Lefavour Boucher

February 5, 2014

I knew Eddie when I worked/studied at Newbury Jr. College giving out books with him for (CEC). He gave me rides back to Beverly where I grew up. He was such a nice guy. It is sad to know this well-respected man is no longer making people smile. You were the best, Eddie!

Benee Williamson

October 18, 2013

I worked for Ed in Richmond, VA at Bryant & Stratton. He was a wonderful man and boss. My heart was heavy as I learned this news. My thoughts and prayers are with the family as they deal with this loss. May God bless all of you.

Tracy Bennington Nannery

October 5, 2013

Ed was my mentor, at times family & always a friend. My heart hurts so much Cheryl for you & the kids( they were too young to remember me). I am struggling with the loss of a man that I thought was invincible. I don't understand how to believe in good when we lose a man like Ed. I miss you my friend.

bob normand

October 2, 2013

sorry that my first news of eddie since 1969 was this. we grew up together sailing, hanging out in helen's kitchen on lovett st. , skiing, riding to school each day-rain,shine, snow with eddie and jon freeman in ken cormier's rumble seat. we had so many great times. i'm sorry i let us get so far out of touch. bob normand

September 27, 2013

To the Abrams family...Ed was a man who spoke his mind with great conviction and courage. He would give you a "jab" with a smile on his face and you knew he liked you. I heard from others that he had respect for me as I did for him. I can't help but think he's asking someone right now if the student is "packaged" and ready to start school.

God Bless you in this time of sorry. You are in my prayers daily.

The "Business" misses you Ed!

Bill Leach

Claudia Hartley

September 26, 2013

I am so very sorry to hear of Ed's passing. I remember fondly the early years, before kids. Restaurant gatherings with a table for 18. Road trips, Mummer day parades. Kookoo coffee,.. Ed and Paul on the catamaran while Cheryl and I waited on the beach both with full bellies awaiting the birth of our first babes. His smile lit up a room. He epitomized the saying "do what you love and love what you do" whether it be family, friends or his job. But it was always his family that held the core of his heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in Peace my old friend. xo

Diane Bauman

September 25, 2013

So sorry for your loss, Cheryl and family. Heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. Diane Bauman

Char Williams

September 25, 2013

To The Abrams family, I am so sorry for your loss. Ed was a very special person that touched the lives of many. His great smile is something that will never be forgotten. Ed will have a place in the hearts of many forever.Sincerely

September 24, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Cheryl, and your children.

Connie Fickenscher

September 24, 2013

Ed was a true inspiration as an educator, avid and accomplished runner and family man. Grateful to have the opportunity to be his colleague. I know that when I run I will continue to see his grin and hear his banter to run faster. Fond memories will continue to live on. My thoughts are with Cheryl and his children during this difficult time.
Randi Butcher