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Keith Emmons Abbott
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Birth: Aug. 24, 1934
Cattaraugus County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 2012
Lake Forest
Lake County
Illinois, USA

Son of Harold Charles ABBOTT (1919-1979) and Edna Mae Smith ABBOTT (1914-1987).

Married Erla BREEN on 16 Oct 1956 in Pennsylvania. They had the following children:
Keith Michael ABBOTT
Richard Allen ABBOTT
Robert Emmons ABBOTT
LINDENHURST, Ill. - Keith Emmons Abbott, 77, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Saturday (March 10, 2012) at Westmoreland Nursing Center in Lake Forest after a brief illness.

He was born Aug. 24, 1934, in Franklinville, a son of the late Harold Abbott and Edna Smith Gibbons. On Oct. 16, 1956, he married Erla Breen in Pennsylvania. He moved to Lindenhurst in 1976.

Keith was a graduate of Ten Broeck Academy, class of 1952; and a graduate of Alfred University, class of 1956, where he received a degree in ceramic engineering. He was also a member of Kappa Psi Epsilon. Keith began his career working as an engineer for General Electric in Syracuse, N.Y., where he worked for 17 years, also instructing some classes at Syracuse University. He later worked as an engineer and quality control manager for Abbott Laboratories for 28 years before retiring.

Keith loved traveling; learning everything, from languages to history; writing poetry and drawing. He was a connoisseur of wine and food. He will always be known as a hard worker and problem solver.

Survivors include: Erla, his wife of 56 years; four children, Diane Dzurilla of Medina, Ohio, Keith Michael (Agnes Catherine) Abbott of Fox Lake, Richard Allen Abbott of Lindenhurst and Dr. Robert Emmons Abbott of St. Louis; six grandchildren, Apryl (Billy) McCoy, Anthony Dzurilla, Douglas Dzurilla, Nathan Abbott, Anthony Payton Abbott and Chloe Abbott; great-grandchildren Aiya and Ami McCoy; a sister in-law, Donna Abbott of Franklinville; a niece, Amy (Dr. Andrew) McDonnell and their children, Drew and Liam, of Trumansburg; a nephew, Lee (Kim) Abbott of Fredonia; and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved brother, Phillip Abbott of Franklinville, on March 31, 2010.

Funeral services and interment were private in Millburn Cemetery, Old Mill Creek.

Those wishing to do so may make contributions to the American Cancer Society or to Alfred University in Keith's memory. Sign the online guestbook for Keith at

~ Published in The Olean, NY Times Herald on March 19, 2012
Family links: 
  Harold Charles Abbott (1909 - 1997)
  Edna Mae Smith Abbott (1914 - 1987)
  Phillip Charles Abbott (1933 - 2010)*
  Keith Emmons Abbott (1934 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
Millburn Cemetery
Lake County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: J. G. in NC
Originally Created by: Diana St. Clair Huber
Record added: May 15, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110594397


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