Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer mourns the death of his father on Wednesday night.
World War II veteran Abraham “Abe” Schumer, 98, died on Thanksgiving Eve, the New York senator confirmed in a post on social media.
“In many ways – he represented the greatest generation,” Mr. Schumer wrote.
“He did his job no matter what he threw at him, never complained. A wonderful husband, parent, grandparent, great-grandfather. We love him and will miss him.”
His father died the day after Schumer’s 71st birthday.
According to Senator’s website, Abe grew up in Utica and served as a radar operator on aircraft that flew over the Himalayas in World War II. He took over the business of his father’s destruction after the war.
A biography on the website states, “Shaped at a young age by his father’s experiences as a small businessman, Chuck has never forgotten the hardships faced by middle-class New Yorkers who seek to build better lives for their families. work hard for it.”
“My dad, Abe, is 98. He proudly served our country in the Pacific in WWII. And I’m grateful for all he did for our country and our family,” Mr. Schumer Tweeted on Veterans Day a few weeks ago,
Lawmakers from both sides sent their condolences to the bereaved senator.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a tweet she was “very sorry” to hear the news.
“Your father lived the American Dream: a World War II veteran, a hardworking entrepreneur, a proud father and a loving grandfather and great-grandfather,” she wrote. “May it be a comfort that many people join in mourning along with you and your family in this time of sorrow.”
Republican Senator Chuck Grassley tweeted: “I’m sorry to hear of the death of Sen. Schumer’s father, Barbara, from one chuck to another, and I’m praying for the Schumer family.”
No cause of death was given by the family.
Credit: www.independent.co.uk / Chuck Schumer