Born on 7-2-1923 in SF and died 9-14-2013 in Sacramento, CA. Survived by children Sue Abate Kilday (Bruce), Peter Abate (MaryAnn). Joan Abate and grandchildren Elisabeth Patrick Kilday and Annie Abate Frazier (Geoff) and John Abate. Service 10-26-13 in Sacramento, CA. Remembrances can be sent In his name to the CA State Railroad Museum Foundation, 111 I Street, Sacramento CA 95814.