Chuck Schumer’s father, Abe, dead at 98, senator says

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Abe Schumer, father of Senate Majority chief Chuck Schumer, died at the age of 98 Wednesday night time, the New York senator confirmed.

“In so many ways—he personified the greatest generation,” Schumer said in a statement on social media.“He took no matter was thrown at him regardless of how tough, did his job, by no means complained. An superb husband, mum or dad, grandparent, great-grandparent. We love him and can miss him.

Schumer, who was born on Thanksgiving Day in 1950, told reporters earlier this week in Brooklyn that his father was hospitalized in Long Island present process a coronary heart process. The father and son shared an in depth relationship, and Schumer had deliberate to spend time with him on Thursday.

“My dad, Abe, is 98 years old. He served our country proudly in the Pacific in WWII. And I’m thankful for all he’s done for our country and our family,” Schumer, 71, tweeted just weeks ago on Veterans Day.

Abe served in Burma throughout WWII, and took over a small exterminating enterprise from his father when hereturned to Brooklyn — a job he hated — so as to help his spouse Selma, and their three youngsters, Schumer said in congress on his father’s ninety fifth birthday, forward of Father’s Day.

“He gave us the idea that we could follow our dreams standing on his strong and weary shoulders,” he mentioned.