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James S. Abdon

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ABDON James "Jason" S. Abdon, age 59, born November 15, 1951, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2010 at his home in Savannah, GA. A wonderful son, brother, uncle, friend. While being a good samaritan, suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of coming to the aide of an elderly man in 1980. Paralyzed from the neck down, he slowly regained some mobility with tenacity of spirit. He had been chronically ill since. He was a sweet, loving, gentle soul. He was on a constant quest for knowledge, always in search of answers to so many questions of life. He was very politically active and a very strong democrat trying to right wrongs done by our government. He was always proactive, a blogger and was a constant contributor to the Huffington Post. He loved everything to do with history and Discovery TV, Star Wars, etc. Enjoyed his photography, self taught pianist, loved the classics, but adored Sir Elton John. His laugh was unforgettable and his blue eyes showed his tender heart, our dear mother once said of the Willie Nelson song "Blue eyes crying in the rain", that it reminded her of Jimmy as a baby. Was a "scientist" of life, a constant explorer. He graduated from South High School, class of 1970, Ohio State University and Columbus State with a B.S. and Associate of Science degrees. He belonged to many organizations, was an original charter member of the Columbus Jaycees. He was truly remarkable and we were all blessed to have known him. He leaves behind his two beloved dogs, "Jiggs" and "Java the Mutt". He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Goldie Abdon. He is survived by his sisters, Cheryl (Gene) Wolford, Rhonda (Eugene) Erwin; brother, Damon (Helen) Abdon; nephew, Jason (Kari) Dodson; niece, Brandie (James) Dommer; great-nephews, Jason Jr. and Carter Dodson. He requested a "green burial" which will be Sunday, December 19, 12Noon at Green Springs Natural Burial Cemetery, Ithaca, N.Y. A celebration of life service with communion to be held Tuesday, December 21, at 4 p.m. at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave., Bexley, OH. Pastor John Birkner officiating. A special thanks to Hospice Savannah, GA, especially two angels of mercy RN Susan and RN Janet; RN Jamie of Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, GA. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Food Pantry Brookwood Presbyterian Church.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 19, 2010
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