Chuck Schumer’s father, Abe, died at age 98, the senator says

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The New York senator confirmed that Abe Schumer, the father of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, passed away Wednesday night at the age of 98.

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“In many ways – he personified a great generation,” Schumer Stated on the social networking site. “He took what was thrown at him, no matter how hard it was. He did his job, never complained. We have a wonderful husband, parents, grandfather, grandmother. We love him and miss him.

Schumer, born on Thanksgiving Day in 1950 Told reporters Earlier this week his father had a heart attack in Brooklyn on Long Island. The father and son shared a close relationship and Schumer planned to spend time with them on Thursday.

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“My father, Abe, was 98 years old. He proudly served our country in the Pacific during WWII, and I am grateful for everything he did for our country and our family,” the 71-year-old Schumer tweeted weeks ago on Veterans Day. .

During WWII Abe served in Burma and on his return to Brooklyn he took over a small extermination business from his father – a job he hated – to support his wife, Selma, and their three children. Said Schumer Father’s 95th birthday in Congress, ahead of Father’s Day.

“They gave us the idea that we can follow our dreams on their strong and tired shoulders,” he said.



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