David James Abraham
David passed away at his home in Milwaukie, Oregon on July 22 at age 94 surrounded by his loving family. He was born at home in Portland to George and Daisy (Rask) Abraham on October 13, 1926, the fourth of seven children.
David graduated from Franklin High School in 1945. He enlisted in the US Navy and served in World War II and was recalled during the Korean War. He attended Vanport College and graduated from Oregon State University in 1954 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He later earned his Professional Engineer license, a rigorous four-year post -degree endeavor.
David began his career in Longview, Washington in the public works department. He later took a position as City Engineer in Lake Oswego. He ended his distinguished career as the Director of Public Utilities for Clackamas County after 29 years of service in that capacity.
David was an avid private pilot and owned his own small plane that he called "Charlie". He and his wife Linda enjoyed years of winters in Arizona. He was an accomplished handyman and was always there for his family with a helping hand. His exacting engineering background could be seen in the meticulous condition of his riverfront home and beautiful yard.
David is survived by his wife Linda; daughters, Terrie and Connie from his first wife Patricia, and stepdaughter Kaaleen; grandchildren Jade and David; step grandsons Sean and Kyle; and two great grandchildren Tucker and Nova. He is also survived by his siblings, Sister Betty Abraham and brother Robert (Bud) Abraham. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Louise Sahli, Richard (Dick) Abraham, Doris Selliken and Phillip Abraham.
Services are pending. Memorial contributions in David's name can be made to Saint Jude's Children's Hospital.