Warren Abbott born July 21, 1913, passed away peacefully Sunday morning September 23, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Miriam and 5 children: David of Dearborn Heights, MI, Kenneth of Clarkston, MI, Thomas of Colorado Springs, CO, John of Tallahassee, FL, BJ A. Schweitzer of San Jose, CA, 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Born and raised in Albion, MI, Warren met his wife and they graduated from Albion College in 1935. After completing his Masters, they were married September 6, 1936 and moved to Midland, MI where Warren worked 33 years at Dow Chemical Co. Warren was a member of the Dow Male Chorus, a Barber Shop Quartet, the School Board, an Elder, choir member and scout member at Memorial Presbyterian, was active in politics, Dale Carnegie, fishing, gardening and photography. In 1969 Warren became a Professor at Purdue University Extension in Ft. Wayne, a founding member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran church where he directed the choir and was treasurer for several years. He was active in the local Exchange Club. His wit, wisdom and musical talents will be missed by all. Services are on September 30, 2007 in Ft. Wayne, IN.
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Published in The Gazette on Sept. 28, 2007