William Paul Abram

March 12, 1928November 23, 2019

William Paul Abram, 91, died peacefully at home Saturday, November 23, 2019, his loving wife Martha and several of his children by his side. The son of the late Rev. Henry A. and Willhelmina Abram, was born in Amherst, Ohio on March 12, 1928 and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He graduated from Concordia College in Fort Wayne and from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri in 1953. In 1986, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia and founded a telecommunications company. He was a member of Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church and the CrossTalk class.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Martha Abram, Alpharetta, GA; and children, Cynthia (Bill) Hahn, Montauk, NY; Gary Abram, Orlando, FL; Steven Shirley, Alpharetta, GA; Michael (Roxanne) Shirley, Lawrenceville, GA; Tonya (Jason) Clark, Roswell, GA; Mark Shirley, Alpharetta, GA and 7 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Louise Kroemer, and Ruth Messmann; and a brother, Rev. Henry C. Abram.

A memorial service will be held at 12pm on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4655 Webb Bridge Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30005. A reception will follow at the church after the service.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorial donations to Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alpharetta, Georgia.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 30, 2019


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Angie Minich

November 30, 2019

Martha and family, We are thinking of you and praying for you now and in the weeks ahead. Bill was an amazing man and will always be remembered for his hard work, love of family and for providing me with my first true job opportunity during and after college. Much love, Angie and family

MaryAnn Lawson

November 26, 2019

Sincere condolences.

Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery & Mausoleum

November 25, 2019

The staff of Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Abram Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your love one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.