Abraham Safdie has passed away.
Anonymous wrote:Abraham's mix is not Arab/Latino as the post states. He is Jewish. His family were Jews living in Allepo, Syria. They were kicked out of Syria and were put on a boat with many other Syrian Jews to Mexico City. the boat broke down and they had to switch boats Mid-Atlantic. The new boat docked in Cuba and his family settled there. He was born soon after, and around the time Castro came to power, Abraham and his family moved to New York. He ran a business in New York and moved to Miami after he retired. He has been working in our courts for 12 years.
Thanks for the clarification on Abraham's ethnic mix. Great storya nd a great guy.
Mike Catalano writes:
Mr. Safdie was ALWAYS pleasant and kind.To have two of the Justice Building's finest leave us soon close in time is very sad. I will miss him and Manny Crespo.
Rumpole has been emailed:
The son of Penny Brill, (Chief of The States Attorney's Legal Division), Steven Brill, passed away on Saturday afternoon.
This is truly horrible news. Our thoughts and prayers go to Penny Brill and her family.