Elihu Samuel Abbott

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Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. - Cambridge
700 Locust Street
Cambridge, MD

Elihu Samuel Abbott, 79

CRAPO - Elihu Samuel Abbott, 79, of Crapo, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at Chesapeake Woods Center. He was born in Robbins on July 14, 1929 and was the son of the late Arthur T. and Inez North Abbott. Elihu attended schools at Robbins, Crapo and in Cambridge. On Oct. 31, 1950, he married the former Doris Parks. Elihu was an avid father and outdoors man who enjoyed hunting, camping, trapping and fishing with his family and friends. He worked mainly as a waterman and a heavy equipment operator most of his life although, he held many other positions from a FRA with the University of Chicago, Mate on the Maryland Governors Yacht, Explosives Tech, Salvage diver, Gunsmith and a Barber. He won the worlds Muskrat skinning Championship eight times and was credited with developing the modern two cut method of skinning. Elihu served 30 years with the Maryland National Guard 29th Division. He was Past Master of Cambridge Lodge 66 A.F. and A.M. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, the former Doris M. Parks of Robbins; his children, Bruce Abbott and wife Kathy of Taylors Island, Brenda Holotik of Linkwood, Sheila Jones of Church Creek and Elihu Abbott Jr. and wife Robin of Town Point; grandchildren, Tori, Cheyenne and Dakota Abbott, Helen Foxwell, Tara Holotik, Lucas Jones, Mindy Jones, Jeremiah and Colt Abbott; great-grandchildren, Macy and Maddie Foxwell, Thomas and Samuel Holotik, Liam and Elise Jones and Nevaeh Cannon and a brother Theodore Abbott. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at Bounds United Methodist Church in Robbins. Burial followed at Sandy Island Cemetery. Memorial Contributions to Bounds United Methodist Church c/o Alma Robbins, 3155 Robbins Rd., Crapo Md. 21626. Pallbearers will be Richard Dawson, Wayne Simmons, Payton Hurley, Rudy Robbins, Lucas Jones and Jeremiah Abbott. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home, Cambridge.

Published in NewsZapMD on Dec. 24, 2008
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