New Albany -
Major Robert Paul Abel II, U.S. Army retired, 75, of New Albany, OH formerly a 40-yr. resident of Granville and Newark, Ohio .
Bob died at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
He was born in Barberton, Ohio on June 28, 1943 to the late Robert P. and Anne (Halas) Abel I.
A graduate of Hoban High School, Akron,
Bob enlisted with the United States Army and was commissioned as an officer, March 1966. He retired as Major from the United States Army Reserves on June 28, 2003. He was an avid reader.
He received his BA in Business Administration from The Ohio State University, followed by his Masters in Finance from Xavier University.
He worked for 30 years as Manager and Purchasing Agent with Kaiser Aluminum.
Bob was social by nature, and always enjoyed gathering with friends over a good meal. He we will be missed by his wife of 52 years, Mary (Bilderback) Abel, his children, Alison (Jerry) Kirkpatrick, Rob (Jane) Abel, and Ryan (Hallie) Abel; five grandchildren, Liam Kirkpatrick, Ellie, Robby, Maeve, and Max Abel; sister, Carole (Michael) Farmer; sister-in-law, Joanne Payne; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may call from 2-5 P.M., Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the REED-EGAN FUNERAL HOME, 141 Green Wave Drive, Newark, OH
Funeral will be held at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 11:00 A.M., Monday, July 1, 2019. Interment with military honors will be held in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 9:30 A.M. July 3, 2019.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in Bob's name be made the Licking County Humane Society, 825 Thornwood Drive SW, Heath, Ohio 43056.
To share your memory of Bob or leave a condolence for the family, please visit www.reedegan.com