|Birth: ||Jun. 22, 1923|
New York, USA
|Death: ||May 10, 2012|
North Carolina, USA
LAURINBURG, NC -- Col Ret. Robert J. Ables, 88, died at home on Thursday, May 10, 2012.
He was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Evalyn Ables of Falls Church, VA and his first born son, Robert Anthony Ables. He is survived by their remaining four children, Diane Haggis (Doug) of Oakville, CT; Nancy Donaldson (John) of Lee's Summit, MO; Carol Nichols (Ken) of Laurinburg, and Tom Ables (Tana) of Wilmington, NC; his 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; his brother, Jack Ables (Merle) of Bluffton, SC; two nieces, two nephews and their families.
He was born in Bronx, NY on June 22, 1923. He graduated from Syracuse University, cum laude, in 1949 and received his Law Degree from Cornell Law School with an LLB in 1951. At Cornell, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Law Forum, the Law School newspaper.
He retired as a full Colonel from the United States Marine Corps. He served as a fighter pilot in WWII and Korea and ultimately received the Distinguished Flying Cross and other combat decorations.
He practiced Corporate and Maritime Law for more than 50 years. His law profession career included participation in the United States Aeronautics Board, serving as Special Transportation Counsel to the Senate Commerce Committee of the US Senate, Special Counsel to the Presidential Railroad Commission and General counsel of the Maritime Administration for the Department of Commerce. Robert Was appointed by three US Presidents (Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Reagan) as a Member of the Emergency Board involving national transportation disputes, and he held a private law practice in Washington, DC as well as serving as an Impartial Labor Arbitrator for federal, state and local government agencies.
He was also an Eagle Scout.
Funeral services with full military honors will be at and undetermined date at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
Evalyn Dorothy Ables (1921 - 1995)
Robert Anthony Ables (1951 - 1956)*
Note: Interred August 2, 2012
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 4, Site 3042-C
Created by: John Evans
Record added: May 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90004814
|Photos may be scaled.|
Click on image for full size.