The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is deeply saddened by the loss of Jim Abraham, a community leader and longtime friend and board member of the Conservancy, who passed away on January 16, 2017.

Jim and his wife, Francine, have been active Conservancy members since 1984. Jim loved the outdoors, especially fly fishing along Spruce Creek. Jim became a Conservancy board member in 2002. During his tenure on the board he served on all board committees to help advance conservation throughout Western Pennsylvania. He most recently served on the Executive Committee and several others.

“Jim was an extraordinary board member,” said Tom Saunders, president and CEO of WPC. “Jim was a wonderful and generous person with a big personality. He was extremely knowledgeable about nonprofits, serving on multiple nonprofit boards, and was deeply committed to the Conservancy. We will miss him greatly.”

His obituary highlights his leadership and contributions to our region’s nonprofit community. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at The Neighborhood Academy located at 709 North Aiken Avenue in Pittsburgh at 9:30 a.m.

The staff and board members of the Conservancy pass on their sincere condolences to his wife, Francine, their children and other family members and friends.