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Eugene T. "Gene" Abdenour

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Eugene T. "Gene" Abdenour Obituary
Eugene ``Gene' T. Abdenour, 93, of Akron, passed away on January 16, 2011.

He was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on June 7, 1917, and came to Akron with his parents when he was two years old. He attended Central High School, and the University of Akron, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Gene retired from the B.F. Goodrich Company in 1982 after nearly 30 years of service.

Gene was a prominent athlete, in Senior Olympics in Ohio and Florida, where he spent his winters. He won many medals and honors in both state and national events.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Jamelie; his brothers, Joseph and Emil; and sister, Lourice Budoff. Gene is survived by his son, Bruce of Seattle, Washington; daughter, Carol Johnson of Victorville, California; grandchildren, Gerald and Shawn Johnson, and Jesse and Leah Abdenour; brother-in-law, Hyman Budoff; sister-in-law, Carol Abdenour; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2011, at Hummel Funeral Home, 500 E. Exchange St., Akron. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service, from 9 to 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Special Olympics, 1133 19th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036. Please sign guestbook at www.hummelcares.com.

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Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2011
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