Robert James Abbott, 73

AbbottRobert James “Jim” Abbott, 73, of Beaver Dam Rd., New Galilee (New Beaver Boro) passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Heritage Valley – Beaver Hospital.

Born August 10, 1941 in Kansas City, Kansas, he was the son of the late James D. and Fern Scott Abbott. He was married for 42 years to Sandra Ketterer Abbott who survives.

Jim worked as a salesman for Phil Fitts Ford in New Castle and later for Prudential Insurance Company until his retirement in 1982. He served in the US Army from 1958-1961, stationed at various missile sites. He was a past member of the American Legion in Wampum, the LMBA and the VFW in New Galilee. Jim enjoyed genealogy research and his dogs.

Jim is survived by his wife, Sandra, and a half sister, Debra Abbott of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Visiting hours will be held Monday, June 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11:00 am with Rev. C.F. Hoffman of the Galilean Presbyterian Church officiating.

Interment will follow in White Church Cemetery.

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