Life Story for
Ronald Abramoff passed away on February 20, 2018 after a 6-year battle with cancer, at USCD Jacobs Medical Center. He was 5 days shy of his 81st birthday. Ron was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1937 to Rose and Nathan Abramoff. He grew up with his sister Eileen (Abramoff) DiSavino, biking around the neighborhood, playing basketball and stickball, saving up for Coney Island hot dogs, and trying to teach pigeons to carry messages. He graduated from Brooklyn College in 1959, majoring in Physics, and his brilliance earned him full scholarships at prestigious graduate schools. He attended graduate school at Purdue University, and during this time also became a published poet and essayist. He left Purdue in 1961 to teach and work as a physicist at General Dynamics in San Diego. Over the next several years, Ron would dabble in the market, and eventually became a full-time financial analyst at First Wall Street Corp, later Wedbush Morgan Securities in La Jolla. He was a surprisingly excellent ballroom dancer; a patron of local theater, music, dance and fine art; an intrepid dabbler in karate, tai chi, and yoga; and an avid lifelong student, commonly attending public lectures on a wide variety of subjects. He is beloved by his family, colleagues and clients. He leaves behind a daughter, Rose Abramoff; her mother Cindy Zheng; his sister Eileen Abramoff DiSavino; Eileen’s children: Melissa (Missy) DiSavino Tripp, Lauren DiSavino Toepke, Rebecca (Becky) DiSavino; and their children: Alex Tripp, Evan Tripp, Ella Toepke, Ben Toepke, Ava Toepke, Remy James, and another on the way.