Los Ranchos Honors the Passing of
Mayor Pro Tem Donald T. Lopez announced today that Larry P. Abraham, Mayor of the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, passed away on May 5, 2018 while at his second home in St. George, Utah. He was 64.
“This is an extremely sad day for the Village of Los Ranchos.” said Lopez. “Our prayers and condolences are with his wife Beverly, son Geoff and the extended Abraham family.”
Mr. Abraham was first elected as Mayor of Los Ranchos in 2004. He was in his fourth consecutive term as Mayor. During his tenure, he enhanced the Village sense of identity and independence, established fiscal responsibility and accountability, created and contributed to the “Village Vision” – a community magazine, and spearheaded the Fourth Street Revitalization Project which is currently underway.
In addition to his elected office, Abraham was a successful Albuquerque businessman and served on several boards with the Mid-Region Council of Governments including, the Metropolitan Transportation Board and the Rail Runner Express Sustainability Task Force. He was also active on the Lobo Club board of directors, received the UNM Zia Award that honors UNM alumni, and inducted into the Anderson Schools Hall of Fame. A lifelong resident of New Mexico, his passion was always the Village of Los Ranchos.
“Mayor Abraham loved the Village and provided terrific leadership for us over the last fourteen years. His presence will be greatly missed.” Lopez added.
There is no information at this time regarding services.
By New Mexico State statute, the Mayor Pro Tem assumes the responsibilities of the Mayor until the vacancy is filled by the Village Board of Trustees.