Raymond ‘Skip’ Abrams Sr., 63

HANNIBAL, NY – Raymond “Skip” Abrams Sr., 63, of Sterling, passed away on Tuesday April 15, 2014, at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.

He was a life resident of the Sterling-Martville area.

Raymond ‘Skip’ Abrams Sr
Raymond ‘Skip’ Abrams Sr.

Skip worked as a construction foreman for Fastrak Services, Inc., in Liverpool for many years and previously for Truax & Hovey in Liverpool.

He was an avid NASCAR race fan attending the races at Dover and Bristol.

Skip was a devoted family man who held annual pool parties at his home.

Surviving are his three children, Raymond (Laurie) Abrams Jr. of Sterling, George Abrams of Lyons and Lisa (Michael) Granieri of Fayetteville; longtime companion, Paula Seymour of Sterling; ten grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; siblings, Linda Parrow, Lorrie Welsh, Trudy Abrams and Murray Abrams all of Martville, Dottie Sage of Volney, Terry Catchpaw of Palermo, Rusty Abrams of Sterling and Debbie Dishaw of Pennsylvania; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth “Punk” Parsons.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal, with services immediately following with Rev. Dean Flemming officiating.

Burial will be at a later date in Martville Cemetery.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.