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Abram Van Dover, 89, passed away Friday, October 30, 2020. He was born in Jersey City, NJ to William James Van Dover and Hilda Eleanor Williams.  Abram served in the U.S. Army for 30 years and retired as a Command Sergeant Major. He served the military and the “Brain-busters” model club to the utmost of his ability, up to the last day of life.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Teresa Van Dover and son-in- law, Gene Crombine.  He is survived by wife of 70 years, Lillian Van Dover; children, Abram Van Dover, Deborah Van Dover, Tina Schenck (William) and Ida Crombine; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

He will be remembered by many model airplane builders and collectors, whom he considered “brothers”- some for 50 years.

Services will be private. Abram would want everyone to remember him in the happy times they shared. He will never leave us.  Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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#1 Jerry Petro 2020-11-04 14:44
At the age of 12 or 13 my dad would take me down to the hobby shop at Fort Eustis where I first met Sgt. Van Dover. He patiently taught me to fly U control and later sold me my first World Engines Blue Max radio control. His model aviation enthusiasm resulted in my aviation journey as model builder, aircraft mechanic, aerospace engineer, and airline pilot. I would think of him every time I drove through Lee Hall and often wondered how he was doing. I'm sorry we never connected again so I could thank him.
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