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ABBOTT, Bill Mr. Bill Abbott, 83, of Roswell, GA passed away peacefully on July 23, 2008 after a brief illness. Bill was born January 27, 1925 to Stella VanDuzer Abbott and William Abbott in Blakely, PA. After graduating from Blakely High School, where he met his future wife, Marion, he served in the Navy during WWII on the LST 689. Upon returning to PA, he worked for his father-in-law at Davies Motor Company and Scranton Buick. He then worked for Volkswagen in different locations for 15 years; Toyota in Saverna Park, MD; and Isuzu in Roswell, GA. Since retirement, he has been active in the Roswell Chapter of S.E.L. and as a board member of the United States LST Association. Bill was known both before and after retirement for his generosity to family and friends, wonderful stories, and sincerity for sharing his joy for life. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marion; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Jean Abbott of Boulder, CO; daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Ed Farley of San Ramon, CA; grandchildren Patti, Nate, Brett, and Timothy; great-granddaughter Emily; and sister Millicent Smailes. He was preceded in death by his brother, Earl, and sister, Marilyn. A memorial service led by Rev. Nancy Folsom Lane will be led Saturday, July 26th at 3:00pm at the Roswell Funeral Home 950 Mansell Road Roswell, GA 30076. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roswell United Methodist Church or Senior Enriched Living, Roswell.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 25, 2008
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