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John A. Aboud

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John A. Aboud, 99, of Richmond and formerly Bridgeport and West Conshohocken, PA passed away on June 7, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Olga Saddic Aboud. He is survived by sons, John, Jr. and William and their wives JoAnn and Patricia of Richmond; grandchildren John III, Matthew and Anya; and 6 great-grandchildren. Mr. Aboud was a lifetime member of the Royal Arcanum and held a number of leadership positions. He served as Regent (President) for Integrity Council #586 of Philadelphia in 2001-2002. He received the Distinguished Service Award and attained twelve diamonds as a volunteer recommender of new members into the fraternal benefit society. An active member of the fraternal and charitable outreach committees, he traveled throughout the United States and Canada representing the Pennsylvania jurisdiction at the national conventions and mini vacations. He was also a proud member of the Odd Fellows and served as Noble Grand of the Walker Lodge, Perseverance Encampment #135. During World War II, he worked as a machinist and tool and die maker at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and later at Westinghouse in Lester PA. In 1947, he opened a tavern in Bridgeport, PA and operated it for more than 45 years. In addition to his service to the community, Mr. Aboud was frequently engaged in activities at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church. He served on many committees and gave liberally to it with his time, talent, and donations. He was often called when something needed repair or funds needed to be raised. Among family and friends, he was known for his kindness and generosity. He will be sorely missed. Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, June 16, at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 8210 W Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA. 19082. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George Church.

Published in The Times Herald on June 14, 2012
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