Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Wednesday that his father had died at the age of 98.
The New York Democrat shared the news on social media in a post saying his father, Abraham “Abe” Schumer, died Wednesday evening.
“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,” Schumer said in the post which included a family photo. “An amazing husband, parent, grandparent, great-grandparent. We love him and will miss him.”
Abe Schumer grew up in Utica, New York, served as a radar operator in planes flying over