|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1949|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 1995|
Adopted by Calvin and Gene.
Obit-The Sheridan Press
Richard L. Abernatha, 46, died of cancer on Oct 12, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
He was born Jan 31, 1949, in Buffalo to Calvin and Gene (Furhman) Abernatha.
He was raised in Bugffalo and Sheridan, and was a graduate of Sheridan High School.
He attended Sheridan College anbd Denver Business College.
In 1970, he went to work at The Sheridan Press, where he became the composing room foreman until retiring in May this year.
He enjoyed playing pool, fishing, hunting, driving in the country and reading.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge,m Elks Lodge 520, and the First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1957.
He is survived by two sons, Curt Abernatha and Brian Abernatha, both of Sheridan; his mother of Sheridan; a brother, JHim Abernatha of Sheridan; and four grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Ferries Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joseph Keys officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo.
Memorials may benefit the First United Methodist Church or the Whedon Cancer Foundation, in care of Delphine Toner at the First Interstate Bank of Commerce, Box 2007, Sheridan.
Article Published in THE SHERIDAN PRESS
Written by Keith Kemper
Richard L. Abernatha
One of our most loyal and dedicate employees, Richard L. Abernatha, died early Thursday monring with cancer taking his life at only 46 years of age.
Dick came to work in the mechanical department of this newspaper back in 1970 and moved from the letterpress to the offset method of printing with the paper and became the composing room foreman back in 1988.
His transition to the updated computer era was completed with long hours of work and dedication to his chosen career and The Sheridan Press is a better newspaper and place to work today because of his contributions.
Not only is Dick missed here on a daily basis but we have fond memories and lasting contributions of his efforts here at the newspaper.
We extend to his mother, Gene, brother Jim, and sons Curt and Brian, along with the four grandchildren, our sympathy and hope that you'll cherish good memories as we do about your sonm, brother, dad and grandpa.
K.D.K. (Keith Kemper)
Calvin James Abernatha (1912 - 1957)
Gene E. Fuhrman Abernatha (1912 - 2001)
Willow Grove Cemetery
Created by: Sue and Doug
Record added: May 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51963670
DICK, JUST STOPPING BY TO WISH YOU A HAPPY FATHER'S DAY.LOVE YOUR COUSIN|
Added: Jun. 19, 2010
DICK,YOU ARE MISSED BY ALL OF US. BUT YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE NOW.LOVE|
Added: Jun. 13, 2010
Rest in peace.|
Added: Jun. 9, 2010
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