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Fairwell, Elaine!

There are a lot of mixed emotions today at Abt. Our colleague, Elaine Guberman is retiring, and it’s with a heavy heart that we say goodbye. Almost 30 years ago, Elaine’s husband Earl Guberman started working at Abt as a Sales Associate. In 1997, after 10 years of being with us, Earl unfortunately passed away and we lost a beloved Sales Associate and friend. Shortly after, we were lucky enough to have his wife Elaine come in and start working with us. Now, after 17 years with us, we have the privilege to wish her the best with her retirement.


When Elaine started at Abt in ’97, she worked with Judy O’Neil in the Electronic Service Department. She remembers how nice everyone was, especially for how hard a time it was for her. She would like to thank Judy “for not only being a good friend, but for having the patience to explain everything to me.” Elaine would also like to thank the Abts for always being so “thoughtful and wonderful.” Elaine is sad to retire, but thinks “it’s the right time to leave.” She doesn’t have any definitive plans for her retirement, though she is interested in following and volunteering for the upcoming political campaigns. She is looking forward to spending more time with her family and grandchildren.


Though Elaine is excited to be retiring, we at Abt are sad to see her go. We wish you the best, Elaine! We hope that retirement is a wonderful adventure. Congratulations, and know that you will always have a family here at Abt.

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    Joni Geifman
    January 20, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Simply beautiful! What a lovely way to celebrate my mom and her 17 years of working at Abt! She and my sister shared with me on how special her farewell party was, but seeing these pictures and reading your kind words brought tears to my eyes! I will never be able to express how thankful I am that both my parents had the opportunity to work for the Abt family! Thank you Bob, Ricky, Mike, Billy and Jon for all of your support throughout the years! My family and I will forever be grateful! We will also, forever be Abt customers! Fondly, Joni 🙂

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    Burt Richman
    January 21, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Ann and I were so pleased to see such a lovely send-off from Abt to celebrate your retirement after 17years. How kind they have always been to Earl and you. We have always been loyal customers and will certainly continue to be. Also love having dinners at Jolane’s and seeing Bob, usually with his family.
    Out best to all of the Abt Family, and our love to you Eliane
    Burt and Ann Richman

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