In Memory of  Dan Abitol

Daniel Solomon Abitol • דניא-ל שלמה בן מרדכי ופרל אסתר

Dad. Husband. Son. Brother. Friend. Visionary.

Dan

Dan Abitol had a heart of gold. His care for others knew no bounds. Dan’s smile and deep laugh won people over in heartbeat. His demeanor was one of kindness and empathy.

His love for his daughter Ava is what led Dan to Friendship Circle and ZABS Place. He became active in creating a community dedicated to helping individuals with special needs harness their special talents and foster genuine friendships. He believed that it’s our responsibility to ensure that a bright future, with a meaningful job, awaits every individual.

It is heartbreaking to accept that he is not with us in a physical sense. Yet, his life lives on through his kindness and through the actions of his family and friends who follow his lead and continue the good deeds he started. 

The Dan Abitol Memorial Fund has been established to perpetuate his dreams for both Friendship Circle and ZABS Place.

The Dan Abitol Memorial Fund supports:

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A local organization dedicated to providing meaningful inclusive social opportunities for children and teens with special needs. By introducing these Special Friends to their typically developing peers, genuine friendships are formed and both gain.

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A thrift boutique that recognizes the abilities and talents of local young adults with special needs and creates individualized training and employment opportunities to help prepare them for successful entry into the workforce based on their passions.

Looking Back…

Dan at ZABS Place

Dan, Hasnaa, & Ava at the FC & ZABS Pajama Walk

Dan (background), Hasnaa, Ava & friends at the FC & ZABS Pajama Walk

Ava at Friendship Circle

Ava with friends at Friendship Circle

Memorial Messages

We at the Whittaker Company were shocked and saddened to hear of Dan's sudden passing. He will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences and prayers of sympathy to his family and friends.

Steve Pridon

The Whittaker Company

You are missed beyond measure. Your legacy lives on through so many. Thank you for being you and making such a difference in this world. Rest in peace my friend.

Alissa

Ramsay

Love.

Drew

Swindler

Dan,

Whether you knew it or not, I looked up to you. You were a friend and work colleague & I thank you for your friendship and the time we spent together. I was saddened to learn of your passing. I pray for your family and friends. Rest In Peace. 🙏🏻

Vic

Fotia

Even though we did not get to see you often it was always so much fun when we did. You will be missed dear friend.
Patti & Charlie

Patti

Reiner

What a joy it was to do work with you for over 20 years and to be blessed with having you as a friend along the way as well. Thoughts and prayers go out to the families that you touched.

Brian

Eckle

In loving memory of Dan from his BOMA Greater Charlotte family.

Crystal

Smyth

In tribute to our dear friend, Dan Abitol, a man with a true heart of gold, whose sharing and caring will live on in our fondest memories.

May Ava carry the mantle of her father's legacy for a lifetime to come.

And may his bride Hasnaa know that, thanks to her, Dan's final chapter in his all too short biography was by far the happiest.

God Bless!

Stacy & Jeff Strauch

Stacy & Jeff

Strauch

In honor of Dan and his unwavering friend Tina who has conveyed the type of person he was.

Robert

Rosenthal

You are my brother and best friend. Your family is my family and will be cared for my man

Frank

Wiseman

We are sending our sincerest condolences for your family and friends at this time.
RNDC-Dogwood Division
Dean, Geoff, Hunter, Jax, Leah, Marissa, Steven & Will

Jax

Daugherty

We love you Dan. Larger than life you were.

Brandon & Sunday

Foley

Sorry for your loss you and your family are in a prayers ...🙏🙏🙏

Carlos

Montes

The size of Dan's heart and spirit could not be contained by the vessel in which it resided. He was truly larger than life. God watch over you, my friend.

Jim

Crippen

In memory of Dan Abitol. Friend to all. We will miss you.

Jim & Robin

Turner

To the best brother and mentor I could ever ask for. Life will be much harder without your guidance but I’ll do my best to imagine what you’d tell me.

Michael

Abitol

My wife Carol and I were blessed to work with Dan for the past 4 years and know him as a friend for the past 25 years.

Thomas

Haslach

May God have mercy on Dan’s daughter Eva and wife Hasnaa. Dan was a great friend to me for over ten years and I will miss him every day! RIP

Robert

Dahlke

Your spirit lives on, but you are missed by so many.

Brian Woods & Sarah Kelley

Brian

Woods

To all that knew him, prayers and keeping the memories... wonderful thoughts to all he touched.

Mary Jo

Herold

Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

Steve

Hallmark

In memory of Dan Abitol on behalf of BOLTGROUP

Jamey

Boiter

In loving memory of Dan.
May his memory be eternal.
Ursula & Enrico

Ursula

Bonfiglioli

I love you Dan Abitol! Thank you for enriching my life in so many ways. You'll never be forgotten, and your spirit is alive in me forever. Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Tim

O'Sullivan

Happy to give to this great organization on behalf of Dan Abitol, a giving and caring soul.

Hunter

Fleshood

All of us at XL North are pained to hear of the premature and unfair passing of our friend and business colleague Dan Abitol. We are deeply saddened and our hearts go out to his family and loved ones. Please accept our most sincere condolences.

EDWARD M

SISK

On behalf of Salesforce and the project team. We would like to send our deepest condolences to Dan, his family and the Solid Surface organization.

Roy

Walker (Salesforce)