At the age of 69, Amrit S. Abing of Melbourne, FL, peacefully passed away in his home on November 18, 2023, surrounded by his devoted family.
He lives on by his cherished memories. Survived by him are his siblings Alexander C. Abing Jr, Dexter S. Abing, Sandra L. Whitworth, and Omar S. Abing, his children; Nigel G. Abing of Hebron, IN, Aric S. Abing and wife Andreea of Bury St Edmunds, England, Jennifer C. Abing and fiancé Tyler L. Flowers of Phoenix, AZ, and Alexander C. Abing of Melbourne, FL; and lastly, his grandchildren, Anoah S. and Aidan J. Abing. The memory of Amrit's life and the impact he made on those around him will be cherished by friends and family alike.
Amrit Saberon Abing, born to Alexander C. and Benita S. Abing in Honolulu, Hawaii, on September 21, 1954, led a remarkable life marked by a deep commitment to family and a distinguished career. In 1984, he married Genevieve Sylvette Arnephy in the Seychelles, and together they raised four children: Nigel, Aric, Jennifer, and Alexander. Amrit's early fascination with electronics and technology, nurtured during his high school years in Honolulu, translated into academic success. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electronics and biomedical engineering from the University of Hawaii in 1977. His career took off with a commission in the United States Air Force, where he excelled as a Satellite Support Systems Engineer at many Air Force Satellite Control Facilities. Throughout his career, Amrit undertook international assignments, including deployments to Seychelles and England. Notably, he played a pivotal role in the development and activation of remote tracking stations, earning accolades for his contributions. Despite the demands of his profession, Amrit remained steadfast in his dedication to family. Overseas assignments not only showcased his leadership skills but also provided unique cultural experiences and global adventures for his family. Major Amrit Abing retired from the Air Force on June 30, 1995, concluding a distinguished military career adorned with commendations such as the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal. Post-retirement, he transitioned to Northrop Grumman, where he continued his exceptional career, ultimately reaching the position of Senior Systems Controller. After assignments in Australia, England, and the United States, Amrit retired from Northrop Grumman in November 2023, marking the end of a 28-year career. His final retirement days were spent in Melbourne, FL, surrounded by family and friends. Amrit's life is a testament to dedication, leadership, and a commitment to excellence, leaving a lasting legacy in both his professional and personal spheres. Amrit epitomizes a profound commitment to familial bonds, demonstrating an unwavering love and devotion to his family. His dedication goes beyond mere sentiments, as he consistently prioritizes quality time with loved ones despite a demanding schedule. Amrit's altruistic nature shines through in his readiness to assist those in need, irrespective of his own time constraints. A globetrotter at heart, Amrit orchestrates family journeys that transcend geographical boundaries, providing enriching experiences across diverse cultures. His penchant for fostering global perspectives extends to the realm of sports, where he actively engages with his children, accompanying them on international endeavors in various athletic pursuits. Beyond his tangible actions, Amrit imparts invaluable wisdom, advocating for a principled approach to life. The mantra of "trust but verify" underscores his belief in a balanced and discerning outlook. Furthermore, he serves as a beacon of inspiration, encouraging those around him to strive for excellence in every endeavor.
A Funeral Service to honor Amrit S. Abing will take place at 11:00 a.m. on November 28, 2023, at the North Brevard Funeral Home, located at 1450 Norwood Ave, Titusville, FL. Visitation time will precede the service, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be followed by burial with full military honors at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims, FL.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Amrit's honor to the North Brevard Funeral Home, 1450 Norwood Ave, Titusville, FL. Your support during this time is deeply appreciated.