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Jeffrey O. Aberbach

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From page A4 | July 03, 2014 |

Nov. 29, 1953 – June 27, 2014

Longtime Davis Enterprise newsman Jeffrey O. Aberbach died June 27, 2014, of natural causes at his home in Benicia. He was 60 years old.

Born Nov. 29, 1953, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Cal State Northridge and worked at the Seal Beach News, Oxnard Press-Courier, Marin Independent Journal and Contra Costa Times, in addition to The Enterprise. Aberbach came to The Enterprise in 1979 and covered county government and agriculture, then served as the news editor from 1982 to 1999.

Most recently, he was the lead publications editor at CalRecycle, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery in Sacramento.

He is survived by two sisters, Sharon (Roy) Michaels of Monterey and Kathy (Jim) Courtney of Northridge, a nephew, two nieces, two great-nephews and a great-niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Erich Aberbach, in 1974 and Anita Aberbach, in 2007.

Plans for a celebration of Aberbach’s life are pending.

Aberbach was a longtime docent at the California State Railroad Museum and, in recent years, had particularly enjoyed volunteering on The Polar Express holiday train. Donations in his memory may be made to the museum, 125 I St., Sacramento, CA 95814, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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  • Bill AlbertJuly 03, 2014 - 1:33 pm

    Jeff was a kind & funny man and a valued colleague, but mostly a friend. He is missed.

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  • Diana E. RiveraJuly 03, 2014 - 2:18 pm

    Jeff was a genuine and kind soul. My sincere sympathy.

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  • AimeeJuly 03, 2014 - 11:47 pm

    We enjoyed Jeff's friendliness, humor and our mutual love of trains. Every time we conversed he asked about my 11 year old boy who shared the love of trains and history. They both volunteer for State Parks train museum Jeff is truly missed and a great friend to the both of is.

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  • Mary OwenJuly 04, 2014 - 1:43 am

    Jeff was wonderful to work with and a great friend.So many memories! He will be missed by all of us who knew him well. Rest in peace, dear Abby.

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  • Jamie Cameron-HarleyJuly 06, 2014 - 4:06 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed working with and getting to know Jeff. We would meet for coffee (Starbucks, of course!) and he would update me about his niece that was hit by a bus-- sorry I can't remember her name. His face would beam brightly when he spoke of her. I could tell he was very proud of her and that family was important to him. He will be missed! Jamie

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