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Remembering Abe

from Cult Surfer - Friday, January 07, 2005
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In loving memory of our dear brother and friend Abe Braaten (aka Abu, Steve) who passed away 14 December, 2004, please join us to celebrate and remember his life. We are gathering in southern California, nearby Temecula, in Riverside County on Jan 15, Saturday, for a memorial party and fund raiser in Abe’s honor. There will be a resident D.J., open bar and a raffle, just as Abe would have it. All proceeds will go to his wife, Yoko, and 2 sons who succeed him. Yoko’s ambition is to move from Japan and reside in the US where she’ll eventually settle with her family while pursuing her on-going career in the education field. All support is welcomed.


China, Phil, Angie, John and Sam

P.S. We are expecting over 100 participants. Please bring your dancing shoes!!

For the memorial, please R.S.V.P. at Directions and details will be provided to individual participants.

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from Cult Surfer
Monday, February 07, 2005 - 08:03


We wanted to thank everyone that attended Abe's memorial. We were able to raise a couple $1000 for Abe's wife Yoko and the boys.

Much appreciation to all.


John, China, Sam and Angie
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from JP2G
Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 21:04

Wether Abu and I were arm wrestling or just getting into mischief, we always had fun. It was easy to click with Abu. He had a free spirit that was very contagious. I only wish that I could have seen him one more time. It goes without saying that he will always be in our hearts.

J.P (Paul)

P.s My deepest condolences to Phil and China. Please feel free to contact me via e-mail at
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from Cult Surfer
Monday, January 10, 2005 - 13:56


We have changed the location of Abe's Memorial party to a hotel in San Diego. Please R.S.V.P. at for directions. Thank you to all those who are participating.
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from lisa
Monday, January 10, 2005 - 12:45


Hey guys,

My sister Kylie would like me to pass on her condolances. She says abe was always so nice to her and helped her alot when she was at greenfields. Shes say Hi and sorry to you China.
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From Cult Surfer
Monday, January 10, 2005, 13:52

Thank you. I'll make sure China reads your post.(reply to this comment
from dan
Monday, January 10, 2005 - 11:23

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this is a sad and terible moment for us all. i would like to put forth and idea. we are having the memorial for abe but over the past years i can think of over ten people that have killed them selves. let us put donw here all the names that come to mind as far back as the man's own kid aaron and ending with daivdito/ricky.

let us remember them all and maybe come together in this moment of grief and grieve that this shit stops now and dosen't get carried away. many of us have shity family support. i don't speak for my self as i am blessed with a great suport network thru my fam. but... if we have to bind together and help eachother let's do it. we are all some of us have. most of us don't share our experiences with other. i don't have any answers but i think it may be time to reach out and hold eachother up.

it is all just so fucked. lets come to gether for a bit and put an end to the madness.
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from From
Monday, January 10, 2005 - 07:56


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from thepersoniamnow
Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 22:24

I went to the funeral in Kobe and tried to contribute with what I had then. Is there still a need? If there is contact me by Email and I'll try to see what I can do
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from Haunted
Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 12:44

China and family, I wish I could be there for you.... unfortunately, I'm on the other side of the US, however, let me know what I can do - you guys are all in my thoughts - cheers...
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From Cult Surfer
Sunday, January 09, 2005, 19:11


Thanks for your support. Drop me a line if you'd like to send a check.. Would you mind dropping a call to your bro to see if he'd be interested in showing? Would be awesome! Thanks... Sam(reply to this comment

From germ
Saturday, January 22, 2005, 01:36

The party for Abe was so great.Im sure he enjoyed it from up there . thanks to all those who had a hand in it .And all who came to remember his LIFE . It was good seeing many old and good friends . We are all of the same mind so geting together realy gave me strength.Abe I love you YOUR THE MAN(reply to this comment
from Bella
Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 11:48


We'll be there!
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