Francis "Frank" J. Abend, 81, of Carson City, Nev., passed into eternal life on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a brief illness.
Born Sept. 17, 1939, in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Lewis and Della Goslin Abend.
He was a graduate of GAR High School, Class of 1957. Upon completing his education, he served honorably in the United States Navy. Mr. Abend settled in Nevada following his military service and had been employed in the Nevada Gaming Industry, retiring in 2011. He was an active member of the St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community, Carson City.
Mr. Abend was a devoted husband to his wife, Edna (Eddie), who preceded him in death in 2018.
Preceding him in death were his brothers, Bernard, John (Jay), Lewis, Joseph; and sisters, Ruth Kennedy; Delphine Davis; and Mary Jean Kane.
Surviving are his beloved children, Rick and Kelly, Reno, Nev.; Ron, Spokane, Wash.; Rhonda, Carson City, Nev.; David, Las Vegas, Nev.; Michael, Houston, Texas; and several loving grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Jo Ann Abend Burns and her husband, Joseph Burns, Wilkes-Barre; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He will be laid to rest at 7 p.m. Friday through Catholic service of his home parish, St. Teresa of Avila.
For those who wish to view Frank's service virtually via Zoom please follow the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81419809240?pwd=dS9wQUNwOG1xUTIxelQyQWJHRHJFUT09. The Meeting ID is 814 1980 9240 and the passcode is Frank.