The Covid Catalog, Gone Too Soon, Abdelfattah Abdrabbo
The Covid Catalog Celebrates Abdelfattah Abdrabbo, 65, of Canton
Abdelfattah Abdrabbo was a Palestinian immigrant who landed in the U.S. with limited resources. Born in a village not so far from Jerusalem, Abdrabbo immigrated to the U.S. at 20. His first resident was in New Jersey, then shifted to Dearborn in 1990 and then Canton in 2010.
He was known to family and friends as Abu Rami. Abu worked for long hours at an import/export in his store located in an industrial area of southwest Detroit. He worked hard to ensure his six children went to college.
Abu was familiar in metro Detroit’s Muslim society as a prayer leader and a well-wisher to poor people. He was known for his warm smile and laugh. He couldn’t hesitate to give items in his shop to needy people.
Abdrabbo succumbed to COVID-19 on April 27 at the age of 65. He stayed on a ventilator for 21 days at University Hospital in Ann Arbor. According to Elabed his daughter, he had no existing conditions. He is survived by his wife, Aziza Abdrabbo, children Amali Abdrabbo Elabed, Ramin Abdrabbo, Lena Abdrabbo, Dr. Mohammed Abdrabbo, Sara Abdrabbo, and Abdelbasset Abdrabbo. He is also survived by six grandchildren, brother Bob Abdrabbo and sister Nazmia Abdrabbo.