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In Memory

Michael Abarbanel

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Mickey Abarbanel on February 14, 2015.

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02/16/15 10:27 AM #2    

Alex Peters


Mickey was the real athletic deal of course.  He pitched at least one no hitter in little league. This is a tough one. Mickey and I were classmates at Bond St.  Ethan Bortman, Abbé Marner , Mickey and I used to play sandlot football at that park in Interlaken  just as you enter the boro on your right.

RIP Mickey 


02/16/15 12:40 PM #3    

Peter Tomaino

I was very sorry to hear of Mickey Abarbanel's passing.  We played basketball and Baseball

together and he was always playing his hardest, even in practice.  Heck of a great guy and

well liked by everyone.  We will all miss you Mickey.  Rest in Peace.

Peter Tomaino

02/16/15 02:22 PM #4    

Joel Kreizman

Mickey was a close friend who had a great sense of humor. He maintained that sense of humor through some pretty horrible times the last four months.

02/16/15 09:56 PM #5    

Bill Wrubel

So sorry to hear about Mickey.  We became good friends after High School when we were at Monmouth. Spent many nights on the Kingsley/Ocean circuit and at the Espresso House. I was smart enough to only play stickball with him once....but at least I learned what it must have been like to face Koufax !!  Remember when he signed his White Sox contract and he showed up at my house with his new purple Mustang convertible.And he started his career in Appleton, Wi.  Visited him in Sarasota during Spring Training and had a number of big leaguers in my car out having "fun".  As Joel said a great sense of humor and may he rest in peace

02/17/15 08:10 AM #6    

Paul Chaiet


I caught Mickey through High School and in the Ed Carlton League. We just played catch, because nobody could hit him. It is so sad that my battery mate is gone.



02/17/15 10:42 AM #7    

Angelo Nubby Napolitano

Mickey and I would play stick ball (I could never hit his curve, or his rising fast ball !) then go to my house for sandwiches my mother would make.  Those times and good memories of him will stay with me forever.

RIP Mickey,




02/18/15 05:59 PM #8    

Gm Stetter (Stetter)

Mickey ws a class act.  Unassuming.  No ego.  Just a great pitcher and great teammate. 

02/19/15 03:46 PM #9    

Vicki Cohen (Kagan)

Altho I wasn't able to attend the reunion, I always read the APHS news and was very saddened to read about Mickey. We had several classes together and shared lots of laughs. He is definitely part of great memories ffrom those special years. Regret not staying in touch more.   Mickey Abobadoobah - A really good guy. 

Vicki (Cohen) Kagan



02/20/15 08:02 AM #10    

Marjorie Kristan Bertelsen (Louis)

So sorry. Seems like we are losing so many. Keep strong everyone

02/22/15 12:30 PM #11    

Margaret Davis (Simpson)

ABARBANEL, Michael Gary "Mickey"  69, of Lutz, passed peacefully Feb. 14, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda; daughters, Shannon (Brent) Reynolds and Summer Abarbanel; son, Ryan Abarbanel; sister, Sandra Kuchin; grandchildren, Garrett, Tyler, Makenzie, and Dylen; and a host of extended family members and friends. Mickey started his baseball career as a left-handed pitcher with the Chicago White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds. He then went on to coach various baseball and softball teams for 37 years. 

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