William S. Abbott
unknown - January 25, 2012
William S. Abbott, of Marcellus, died peacefully on Jan. 25, 2012. He was born in Johnstown, N.Y. to Webster and Margaret Abbott. He lived in Skaneateles from 1956 to 1979 then moved to Marcellus. He was a graduate of Union College in 1950 with a degree in economics and received his master’s degree in business administration from Syracuse University in 1970. Over the years he worked for General Electric, Welch’s Grape Juice and Syracuse University until his retirement in 1992. His family was what he enjoyed most and he was the family historian tracing family back to Germany, England and descendants on the Mayflower. He was a WWII veteran, a member of the Ralph Share Post 297 American Legion, a weekly volunteer for the A Team at Baltimore Woods, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and a former member of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Masonic Lodge No. 4F and a member of Royal Arch Chapter 247 in Skaneateles and Central City Bodies, Valley of Syracuse.
He was predeceased by his father and mother, Webster and Margaret Abbott, and his brother Robert (Alicia Abbott Miller) Abbott. He is survived by his wife Carolyn (Ricketts) Abbott, his son F. Thomas (Linda) Abbott, his daughter Elizabeth (Ken) Cramer; seven grandchildren Christopher (Diana) Abbott, Kimberly Holzwarth, Chelsea Abbott, Spencer Abbott, Kenneth (Valerie) Cramer, Katherine (Robert) Gallo, and Jonathan Abbott; three great grandchildren Emma Holzwarth, Jack Holzwarth and Chase Abbott, and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank The Anthenaeum of Skaneateles, Peregrine Home Care Services and St. Camillus for their services and care.
Services: Saturday, Jan. 28, at St. James Episcopal Church, Skaneateles. Burial was in Lake view Cemetery, Skaneateles. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 96 E. Genesee Street, Skaneateles, NY 13152, Baltimore Woods, Marcellus, NY or the Boy Scouts of America. To send condolences visit: robertdgrayfuneralhome.com