Richard Roy Abele, 86 , of Zanesville, died on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at his home. Richard was born on September 30, 1925 in Muskingum County to the late Frank James and Emma Stoneburner Abele. He was a self-employed Brick Layer and a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, a member of the Eagles Lodge # 302, American Legion Post 29 and the Brick Layers Union. Richard was a founding member of the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department and attended St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.
Surviving are his loving wife, Jean Moe Abele, whom he married November 23, 1944, of the home; four sons, Warren (Becky) Abele of Dresden, Mike (Susan) Abele of Nashport, Jack (Pat) Abele of Blacklick and Lester Abele of Zanesville; a daughter, Pat (Dean) Harper of Zanesville; twelve grandchildren and twenty five great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael James Abele; a brother, Russell Abele, a sister, Evelyn Milner and a brother-in-law, Eugene Milner.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Avenue, Zanesville, where the funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 30, 2012 with Pastor James Peters officiating. Richard will be laid to rest at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Zanesville with full military honors being provided by the United States Navy in conjunction with the VFW George Selsalm Post 1058.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Washington Twp. Volunteer Fire Department, 2310 Adamsville Road, Zanesville, Ohio 43701.
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