Mirza, Abdul (Abe) Sultan July 31, 1948 - January 23, 2012 Known by friends and colleagues as "Abe" and his family as "Sultan", unexpectedly passed away in his sleep early Monday morning. Born in Pakistan, Abe came to the U.S. in 1972 to attend college, which led to a successful career in accounting and finance. He loved traveling the world with his wife Janice and had a passion for music and photography. He will be remembered for his outgoing personality and desire to help others. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, four brothers, and four sisters. Abe requested to be cremated. A private family viewing was held, and a memorial service will be held at a later date. He will remain in our hearts forever.

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  1. We will always remember Abe for his smile and laugh, and his fascination with computers and music. Who would ever have thought Abe played in a “rock” band.

  2. Abe’s laughter and his smile has always been the first thing when I think of him. Those walks together alone the beach will be forever rembered. His encouragements to me as a friend and those caring email notes ever since I moved to Shanghai in 2006 are one of the source of comfort that a faithful friend is always looking out for me and wish the best for me. Thank you, Abe, for your friendship for the past 7 years. You will always be remembered!

  3. He had a enjoyable life and ended in a peaceful way. We will always remember Abe, the one and only… Our sincere condolences to the family.

  4. I’m so sorry Janice. Abe was such a nice guy! I remember him sharing videos at work of your trips. He will certainly be missed.

  5. Thinking of you and sending my love. Abe was a very special man with a very large and kind presence. With much love, Diana

  6. There was no doubt that Abe loved Janice very much. Their adventures around the world were always special to them. Abe was a very outgoing person with a great personality and will be missed by many people.

  7. I feel fortunate to have met Abe and been able to get to know him. As his friends and family know, he had a great sense of humor and was always quick to laugh and I think that is what we will remember most about him. Well, that and the way he cared about people and supported and took care of everyone. He was a real rock of support for many and he will be deeply missed. He lived his life very well, it was simply far too short. Goodbye, Abe. Janice, you will always have our love and support.

  8. Janice, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know you have wonderful memories you two have made over the years. Take care of yourself. Shelley

  9. Janice, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have very fond memories of working with Abe at both Ralphs and Smart & Final.

  10. There will only be one Abe. His enthusiasm for life was infectious. I worked with Abe almost twenty years ago but can still see his smile and hear his laugh. That is how I will remember him. Janice, thinking of you.

  11. Janice: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Abe will always be in our memory and in our hearts. Bob and Linda Gagliano

  12. Dear Janice: I was deeply saddened to hear about Abe’s death. I received the news from Eric this weekend. The news was quite a shock to me and I’m at a loss for words. Abe was a great friend and mentor to me while we were at Ralphs, and Smart & Final. I will always remember Abe and his infectious laughter. Please accept my deepest sympathy. My thoughts are with you and your family. Sincerely, Marshall and Joanne Liu

  13. Abe, a very special person! I met him in our neighborhood about five years ago. We would take daily walks along the Strand, meet the other “retired” guys at the local McDonalds, and enjoyed our “senior” coffee klatch! Abe was a very caring and generous man. At times, he could be as big as life, but also, as gentle as a lamb! He was a truly special person whom I admired and I will miss his friendship deeply. Janice, my thoughts and prayers are with you….

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