Stephen Jeffrey Abram
January 18, 1952
April 19, 2022
Stephen Jeffrey Abram, a retired firefighter and life-long craftsman, passed away peacefully at his home in Maple Valley, WA on April 19, 2022, after battling cancer. He was 70 years old. Even through his treatment, he always kept a positive attitude stating, “Tomorrow will be a better day.”
Jeff was born January 18, 1952 in Port Angeles, WA to Joseph Abram and Emily Abram (Russo). He attended Queen of Angels Elementary, Roosevelt Middle School, Port Angeles High School, and was a graduate of St. Martin’s High School in 1970. He spent his childhood on the Olympic Peninsula where he enjoyed camping and boating with family, reef-net fishing on Lummi Island, and playing his favorite sports of football and basketball.
Jeff was an active member of the Port Angeles Fire Department from 1978-2003. As a certified EMT, Fire Fighter and Fire Prevention Specialist, he helped develop such programs as Operation Candy Cane (Food Drive), the City’s Disaster Response and Recovery Plan, and worked passionately on the Residential Fire Sprinkler Program.
Besides spending time with his family and friends, Jeff enjoyed camping in his RV across the Northwest, watersports on Lake Crescent, making others laugh and remodeling projects. He was honored to have the Abram’s Annex dedicated to him, on the Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, as a tribute to his role as a master craftsman for both designing and building.
In retirement, Jeff enjoyed winters spent at Desert Shadows RV Resort in California, where he not only enjoyed the warmth he felt in the desert, but also the warmth of new friends that he met. His favorite activity was water volleyball, playing his last USA vs. Canada tournament as coach, earning his title of MVP.
He will always be remembered for his love of family, laughter, ability to solve any problem, quick wit, and generosity to help others. Jeff left everyone and everything better for staying true to who he was.
Jeff is greatly missed by his wife Jeri Abram (of 45 years), son Jason Abram (Katie), daughter Jenna Corrigan (Ellen), grandchildren Avery, Haley and Quinn, brother Joe Abram (Kathy), as well as an aunt, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of life will be held in his honor on Sunday, May 15 at 12pm at the Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, 1965 Woodcock Rd, Sequim, WA.
Donations may be made to Port Angeles Fire Department’s Operation Candy Cane, 102 E Fifth St., Port Angeles, WA 98362, or the charity of your choosing.