Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced his father, Abe, died Wednesday at the age of 98.
"In so many ways—he personified the greatest generation," Schumer said in a statement on social media.
Schumer described his father as a kind and resilient man.
"He took whatever was thrown at him no matter how difficult, did his job, never complained," Schumer said. "An amazing husband, parent, grandparent, great-grandparent. We love him & will miss him."
According to the New York Daily News, Schumer told reporters earlier this week that his father had been in the hospital after a recent heart procedure.
On Veterans Day, Schumer shared a picture of his father, who was in a wheelchair. Schumer thanked his father for serving the country in World War II.