Braham Martin Baum

by | Feb 6, 2015 | Obituaries

Hertfordshire , England —Braham Martin Baum passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the age of 78, after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

He was born in London on May 16, 1936, a mere two and a half hours before his future wife, Shirley Adrienne Baum (née Dunn), was born in the same hospital. Their mothers met while they were convalescing. Braham and Shirley met as teens at the synagogue youth club, and married in 1958. Their son Gary was born in 1961, and daughter Tracey came in 1965.

Braham worked hard all of his life to support his family. Owning a newsagents’ shop while the children were young, he was “on the clock” almost 24/7. But once he sold the shop, he and Shirley traveled extensively, especially after they discovered cruising. They built lasting friendships with people from all parts of the world whom they met on ships. They also enjoyed travelling in the United States once Gary had settled there, either with or without their beloved grandchildren.

Rabbi Reuven Lanning officiated at the funeral service at the Jewish cemetery in Bushey, Hertfordshire.

Braham will be deeply mourned by his wife Shirley, son Gary, daughter Tracey, daughters-in-law Elena Barr Baum and Jo Hayers, grandchildren Jaden, Asher and Micah Baum, brother-in-law and sister-inlaw Brian and Ros Dunn, family and friends.