Schumer mourns death of 'amazing' father

Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerBuild Back Better Is bad for the states  Dole to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda Biden points to drug prices in call for Senate social spending vote MORE (D-N.Y.) is mourning the death of his father, whom he called an "amazing husband, parent, grandparent, great-grandparent."

My father Abe, 98, passed away this evening,” Schumer said in a post on Twitter with a picture of his family.

“In so many ways—he personified the greatest generation. He took whatever was thrown at him no matter how difficult, did his job, never complained. An amazing husband, parent, grandparent, great-grandparent," Schumer said.

"We love him & will miss him.” 


Condolences were sent to Schumer from both sides of the political aisle following the news of his father's death. 

Abe Schumer and his wife Selma raised three children in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, the Senate majority leader's website states

Abe Schumer grew up in Utica, N.Y., and served in World War II as a radio operatorAfter the war, he took over his father’s exterminator business. 

The elder Schumer, who also left two granddaughters and one great-grandson, died after Charles Schumer's 71st birthday on Tuesday.