Donald Abbuhl, Sr

August 12, 1927 - July 14, 2002
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DONALD L. ABBUHL, SR., 74, of New Philadelphia, went home to be with his Savior on Sunday, July 14, 2002. Don had recently been hospitalized at Aultman Hospital in Canton. He was born August 12, 1927, a son of the late Roy E. and Matilda Stubbins Abbuhl. Don served with the U. S. Army and Reserves from 1951 until his h…

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DONALD L. ABBUHL, SR., 74, of New Philadelphia, went home to be with his Savior on Sunday, July 14, 2002. Don had recently been hospitalized at Aultman Hospital in Canton. He was born August 12, 1927, a son of the late Roy E. and Matilda Stubbins Abbuhl. Don served with the U. S. Army and Reserves from 1951 until his honorable discharge in 1956. On December 5, 1953, Don married Carrie Rennicker, with whom he celebrated 48 years of marriage in December, 2001. Don retired from General Electric Wire Works at Dover in 1987 after 35 years service. During that time, from 1961 to 1993, he and Carrie owned and operated “Don’s Appliance Service & Repair”. Along with Carrie, Don was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in New Philadelphia for twenty years. Prior to that he was a member of the Church of God at Uhrichsville and New Philadelphia. Even though Don’s profession was repairing appliances, he enjoyed working on them in his spare time as well. He also enjoyed vacationing in the southern United States and watching the Cleveland Indians. Don also liked working puzzles with Carrie and listening to southern gospel music. In addition to Carrie, Don is survived by three sons, Don (Sherry) Abbuhl, Jr. of Dover, Rick Abbuhl of Dennison and John Abbuhl of Greensboro, NC; one sister, Barbara (Melvin) Wengerd of Beach City; seven brothers, Harold Abbuhl of Cuyahoga Falls, Ken (Marie) Abbuhl of Tuscarawas, Dale (Lottie) Abbuhl of New Philadelphia, Doyle (Deloris) Abbuhl of Gnadenhutten, Loren (Mae) Abbuhl of Canton, Richard (Twila) Abbuhl of New Philadelphia and David (Mary) Abbuhl of Massillon; five grandchildren, Jessica (Dirk) Stoltz of Bellaire, Mistee Freeman, Julie & Michelle Abbuhl and Donald Abbuhl, III, all of Dover; three great-grandchildren, Sydney and Jake Stoltz of Bellaire and Jaelee Freeman of Dover; many nieces and nephews; and his mother-in-law, Mary Chaney of New Philadelphia. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Lyn Abbuhl, three sisters and one brother. Calling hours will be in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 16, 2002, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be in the First Church of the Nazarene, 233 Fair Ave., NE in New Philadelphia on Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 10:00 AM with Pastor Terry Kidd officiating. Burial will follow at Ridgecrest Memory Gardens with military rites presented by New Philadelphia VFW Post No. 1445. Following the committal a reception will be given in the church’s Family Life Center. Contributions honoring Don may be made to the “Building for Eternity” fund, c/o First Church of the Nazarene, 233 Fair Ave., NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Born: August 12, 1927
Died: July 14, 2002

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Don and Beth Jones posted on 7/16/02

Carrie and Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss of Don. In His Love, Don and Beth Jones

 

John Abbuhl posted on 7/15/02

Dad, rest in peace. Thanks for everything. I love you, John

 

Kathy (Dunaway) Gray posted on 7/16/02

How do I say good-bye to someone who helped raise me when I was a little girl. I hope you & your family knows how much I have loved all of you over the years and I still do. I am glad that I was able to see you when I was home the beginning of June. The short time I was there with you and Carrie, as always, just another cherrished time in my life. You will be with me always and so will Carrie, Don Jr., Rick, and Johnie. My love to all of you, Kathy

 

Chuck and Angela Guy posted on 7/16/02

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. May you find comfort in God's presence and in knowing that Don has gone to be with Him. God Bless & Love Always.

 

Mark Wengerd posted on 7/16/02

Uncle Don, All I have are fond memories of you from years gone bye. My heart goes out to Aunt Carrie, Don Jr, Rick, Johnny, and the rest of the Abbuhl family in this time of loss. Sincerely, Mark

 

Dave Douglas posted on 7/18/02

My prayers and heart are with my Abbuhl family! My wish is that with our grieving, we also choose to celebrate and wonderful man and wonderful life. May we be at peace, through the help of one another. May we have hope and strength through our newest guardian angel.

 

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