On July 27, 2018, Hardin T. Abrams, 75, (known as “Pop” to his grandchildren) entered Heaven’s gates.

On July 27, 2018, Hardin T. Abrams, 75, (known as “Pop” to his grandchildren) entered Heaven’s gates.

Hardin was born on Oct. 25, 1942, in Hannibal to Jane and Kenneth Abrams (Kenneth Abrams operated Griswold’s Furniture Store in downtown Hannibal).

He is survived by siblings, Bill Abrams of Ashland and Nancy Abrams of Tucson, Ariz.

He was preceeded in death by his sister, Ann Abrams of Quincy, Ill.

Hardin graduated from Hannibal High School in 1960 and received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla.

In 1964, he married Susan Huegel, daughter of Louis Huegel, owner of the Mark Twain Hotel in downtown Hannibal. The newlyweds moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where Hardin had a distinguished career at Rockwell International. Hardin and Susan have five children, Joan Abrams, Julie Castro Abrams, Beth Borchers, David Abrams and Lynne Derby.

After 35 years in Cedar Rapids, Hardin and Susan moved to San Rafael, Calif., to support Susan’s new career as owner of Meadowlark Gallery in Corte Madera. They left the snowy Iowa winters behind and quickly adapted to the California lifestyle, enjoying sunny days, farmer’s markets and Napa wineries. During retirement, his main joy was spending time with his children and 11 grandchildren. Pop was the fix-it guy for every household repair, the chaperone/driver for grandkids, the family reunion organizer and the cheerleader at every grandchild’s activity. Hardin passed away at his daughter Beth’s house, surrounded by family.

His funeral will be held at St. Hilary’s Catholic Church in Tiburon, Calif., on Aug. 11. 

A tribute can be found at www.everloved.com/life-of/hardin-abrams