Person of the year 2007
Ed Abramoski has been around pigeons since 1948, living in Erie, Pa. rembering his uncle Ted Rocky an excellent pigeon flyer and passing on his passion for pigeon racing down to Ed.
While attending purdue university, still carrying the passion for pigeon racing as we all do, Ed buckled down to his university responsibilities and continued education, once out of the university, Ed married Pat, it wasn't’t to long before they purchase their first home in the Buffalo New York area, joining the buffalo club and the buffalo homing pigeon association in 1961. As a member of both organizations he held many offices. Including president of the buffalo club, as well as president, of the grand international 600-mile club. He acted as trustee of both organizations, as well as liberator and race Sec.
The premier young bird race in the buffalo area was the chet bitka memorial race; Ed ran this race for ten consecutive years watching it grow to a race paying out more than 88 prizes during his tenure.
Ed was instrumental with the buffalo association pigeon shows held during the winter months. He was one of the primer judges at this show. Eddie also served as a show judge in Erie, Cleveland, Utica, and Rockford Ill.
Acted as auctioneer for countless auctions held by the buffalo organizations and the Erie racing pigeon club, these friendships have made it possible for pigeons from prominent pigeon flyers to donate pigeons to the buffalo fundraiser's. Eddie himself has donated time and time again to all pre I.F. convention fund raisers to support the convention.
Eddies birds were
always sought after by the top fanciers, noted for winning many out
of area races over the years, among them the great Salt Lake Classic,
handled by dale Bullough, the Illinois State Race handled by Bob Kinney,
the East Meadow Futurity he has won twice in recent years once by Tim
McManus and once by Val Matteucci.
Many fanciers still
call him for help when a problem arises, whether it be breeding, training
or diagnoses on a sickness. Eddie with his expertise always has an answer
or he has the ability to find the correct answer to any problem.
He has always supported
the I.F, he has traveled to the Olympiads to England, Germany, Belgium,
Holland, Austria, and Italy.
By Paul Walsh