Richard Verran "Rick" Abbott (1949 - 2014)

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  • "Missing you a lot today little brother! Sis"
    - Richard Abbott
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    - Michele Filori
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    - Sue Pagenkopf
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    - Bill Walker
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Long time Juneau resident, Richard "Rick" Verran Abbott, 64, found peace on June 13th, 2014 after battling lung disease for many years. Rick was born August 16th, 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio to Jack and Hazel Abbott. The family moved to Seattle in 1958 and finally to Juneau in 1961. Rick graduated from JDHS in 1967. He went on to attend UAS-Fairbanks to study information technology. Rick spent most of his career as a computer programmer. He retired from the State of Alaska in 2007.

Rick was highly involved in the Juneau community. When his kids were young he participated in their activities as a coach or official. Later Rick became involved in Capital City Fire and Rescue (CCFR). He was very involved in CCFR until his health started to deteriorate.

Rick was selfless. His greatest accomplishment was his three children. He gave all of himself to them and was proud of their accomplishments. He will be missed for his endless conversation, quick wit, advice, and listening ear.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Jack and Hazel Abbot. He is survived by daughter Katrina and Zach McGee of Caldwell, Idaho, sons Nathaniel and Jenn Abbott of Juneau, and Jake and Kristina Abbott of Juneau, sister Sharon Noel and her sons Bob and Don Noel, grandchildren Kaitlyn and Evan McGee, Parker Abbott, Caleb, Emily, and Erik Abbott.

The family would like to thank all the staff at BRH and CCFR for their care of him in his final days. A celebration of life is planned for Thursday, June 19th at 3pm at the Auke Bay Fire Hall. We encourage all who knew him to attend.
Published in The Juneau Empire on June 18, 2014