Age 81, of Castle Shannon, passed away on January 27, 2013. Son of the late Ralph S., Sr. and Frances Weinberger; beloved husband of the late Willa L. (Racer) Abel for 54 years; proud father of Linda (Wayne) Ligas, Donna Abel, and Robert (Joni) Abel; brother of the late Marion (Abel) Erdley. Ralph served his country in the Air National Guard and retired from Bell Telephone/ AT&T where he worked as a switchman. He loved to paint, draw and create funny animals out of wood scraps. He had a unique and artistic perspective for using everyday objects in his craft making. He liked to "tinker" with anything mechanical – particularly old cars. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the at ALZ.org.

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Funeral Home

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
301 Curry Hollow Road Pittsburgh, PA 15236
(412) 655-4501

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Jan. 30, 2013