Charles Arthur Abele, 76, of Evanston, passed away July 10, 2004. Beloved father of Katherine Anne and Charles Christian (Melanie Matthies); devoted grandfather of Jessica Christian and Nicholas Arthur; dear brother of Mary Abele Root; favorite uncle of Loren Anthony Root; former husband of Elizabeth Henderson Kaufman; loyal and caring friend to many. A memorial reception will be held Thursday, August 19, from 5 p.m. until time of memorial service at 7 p.m. at The King Home, 1555 Oak Ave., Evanston, and continuing after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Hospice Program at the Presbyterian Homes, 3200 Grant St., Evanston, IL 60201, the ACLU Foundation, 125 Broad St., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004, or the Anti-Cruelty Society, 157 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60610 would be appreciated. Info, Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home, 847-251-8200.