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Lincoln B. Abraham
June 29, 1915 Sept. 2, 2009
A celebration of life for Lincoln Abraham, 94, will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 8 at Turlock Funeral Home Chapel, 425 Soderquist Rd. He passed away June 29, 2009, at Emanuel Medical Center.
Lincoln Abraham was born in the village of Digala, Persia, on June 29, 1915, to Sophia and Baba Abraham. He grew up in Turlock and Denair, attending Denair schools and graduating from Denair High School in 1935. When WW II broke out, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in United States Army Air Corps as an airplane mechanic in Devisour, Egypt, and reached the rank of Master Sergeant. He was a member of the American Legion and a charter member of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars post in Turlock.
When Lincoln returned home from active duty, he married Elizabeth Isaac on Nov. 9, 1946. They settled in Turlock then moved to Denair where Lincoln farmed and later established a labor contracting business. He was a member of the Guild Winery and served on the board of trustees. He was also a member of Blue Diamond Almond Growers Association and the California Farm Bureau.
He was active in youth sports with the Turlock Pony League and Babe Ruth, where he coached for several years.
He was a trustee and ordained elder of St. John’s Assyrian church in Turlock. He was a member of the Turlock Assyrian Club. He was also a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Turlock.
He was a life-long member of the Denair Lions Club and was elected District Governor of Lions District 4A1 in 1973-74. He was one of the co-founders of the Lions District 4A1 Eye Mobile. He was also the founder of the Lions District 4A1 All Star Football Game. He served in every Lions position from club secretary to club president, and all Lions District Zone positions.
He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Smyrna Lodge 532 in Ceres.
He is survived by his son, Robert David Abraham and his wife, Joanne, of Atwater; his daughter, Sophie Meiselman and her husband, Barry, of Modesto; grandchildren, Mark and Kristi Abraham, and Sarah and Rebecca Meiselman; and sister, Lilian Ciralante of Hughson.
He was married to Elizabeth Isaac for 58 years. She preceded him in death in March of 2004.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances or donations may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children’s Hospital, Lions District 4A1 Eye Mobile, or the building fund at First Presbyterian Church. Friends may send online condolences to