Jack J. Abramsky, 94, of Livingston died Nov. 9, 2017. He was born in Newark and moved to Livingston in 1969.
Mr. Abramsky worked for 35 years as a senior IRS Federal Treasury Agent Group Leader, creating and heading the Offer & Compromise unit, for which he was asked to write a textbook on his expertise.
He was the first in his family to graduate college, earning a B.A. in accounting from Pace College.
During World War II, he enlisted in the Navy, volunteering to become a Navy medic’s aide. He was transferred and ended up fighting as a Marine in the South Pacific, sleeping in foxholes in the second landing parties of Guam and Iwo Jima.
His family was one of the original 13 founding families of the Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center, Livingston.
Predeceased by his older brother, Joseph, he is survived by his wife, Ruth (Salamon), a Holocaust survivor; two sons, Larry and Philip (Kathy); and two twin grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 12 with arrangements by J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels. Memorial contributions may be made to North American Conference of Ethiopian Jewry (NACOEJ) and/or The Sato Project, which saves and finds area homes for abandoned and abused dogs.