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Arthur Abrahams, 77, Handled Sales at Valley Forg​e Music Fair

May 7, 2009
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Arthur Abrahams, 77, who handled ticket sales for the Valley Forge Music Fair for four decades, died April 9 at his home in Wayne.

Abrahams, who became a company vice president, supervised ticket sales at Valley Forge and the partners' music fair in Westbury, N.Y. He retired when Valley Forge Music Fair closed in 1996.

Abrahams was hired to sell tickets for the new summer tent theater in 1954. He had gained box-office experience working with his father at a theater in Philadelphia.

He kept his winter job with his father until Valley Forge Music Fair constructed a year-round building in 1973.

He trained many young people who went on to successful careers with Disney and other entertainment companies.

Abrahams graduated from Overbrook High School, where he was quarterback of the football team.

During the Korean war, he served in the Army in Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife, June Margulas Abrahams; stepchildren Claudine Bloomfield, Claude Whiting and Brett Kirby; and a sister. His son, Neil Abrahams, died in 1975.

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