Leon Hiram Abelon, 81 – late of Lakewood, N.J., formerly of Lynn. Died on December 22, 2017, surrounded by his family.
Born in Brunswick, Maine, he was the son of the late Philip and Betty (Ashman) Abelon. Raised and educated in Lynn, he was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. Leon continued his studies, graduating from Northeastern University with a BS in Chemistry and a MBA. He was president of the Ballroom Dance Club and Farm Club in his community in N.J. Known for his quick wit and dry sense of humor, he had a knack for making his family and friends laugh.
He is survived by his children Daniel Abelon and his wife Erika of Brooklyn, N.Y., Deborah Levine and her husband Jason of Cambridge; his brothers Joseph Abelon and his partner Roseanne Duchane of Lynn, and Martin Abelon and his wife Sandy of Fla.; and his grandchildren Samuel Abelon, Benjamin Abelon and Ruth Levine. (Torf)