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.