Abraham Elliot Frank

January 19, 2023

Obituaries

Auburn, Wash.—Abraham Elliot Frank passed away on December 19, 2022, in a hospital in Auburn, Washington of heart failure. His wife, Anita, and his mother, Rita, were with him at the time of his death.

Abe was born on May 2, 1968, in Philadelphia, Pa. Most of his childhood was spent in Olney, Maryland where he was surrounded by a large and loving extended family. After graduating from Barrie Day School in 1986, he attended Montgomery College, graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice in 1988. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, graduating with a degree in history in 1993.

Before moving to the Pacific Northwest, Abe lived in Virginia Beach, Va. Earning certificates in computer technology and in legal studies from Tidewater Community College, he worked for both Gateway Computers and the local legal aid society. In the early 2000s, he decided to venture West. In Seattle, he found a forever home and his best life. He began working for the Internal Revenue Service of the Federal Government soon after arriving in Seattle. Most recently, he became a teacher of new hires at the IRS, a challenge that he enjoyed immensely. In 2015, he married his beloved wife, Anita, and they had a good and happy life together in Auburn, Washington, sharing their love of animals and of role-playing adventures.

Abe is survived by his wife, Anita; his mother, Rita Frank of Virginia Beach; his sister, Ilene Topper, her husband, Larry and her son, LT of Crozet, Va; and his many cousins and their families. He was predeceased by his father, Daniel E. Frank, of blessed memory.

A funeral service and burial were held at Evergreen Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, Wash., with Rabbi Bob Maslan officiating.

Contributions in Abe’s honor may be made to the ASPCA or a local SPCA of your choosing. Abe would also be best remembered by any kind act you could perform for anyone in need. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.LifetimeCelebrationsByWashelli.com for the Frank family.

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