james mcabee
James W. McAbee, 72, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at his home. Born September 19, 1939 in Follansbee, WV, he was the son of the late James R. and Irene Grahm McAbee. He was also preceded in death by his wife Patricia (Kondik) McAbee on October 13, 1996. With 38 years of service, Mr. McAbee retired from Weirton Steel. He was a member of the WSX 25-Year Club and was an avid golfer. Whenever there was a dance, James was sure to be in attendance. He always looked forward to the beach vacations with his family every year. He served in the United States Navy. James is survived by his sons James Wayne (Heidi) McAbee, Jr. of Florida and Scott (Tammy) McAbee of South Carolina; daughter Kim (David) Gaddis of Tennessee; brothers Jim (Delores) Studeny of Minnesota and Stephen (Vickie) Studeny of Ohio; sisters Jean Clark of Maryland and Sue (Gary) Fletcher of WV; grandchildren Jamie, Christopher, Devin and Carol-Ann McAbee; 2 great-grandchildren and his special friend Barbara Scarberry of Minerva, OH. Visitation will be held Thursday 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV where his funeral service will be celebrated at 11AM Friday. Pastor Jason Romine will officiate. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton where military services will be conducted by the American Legion Honor Guard.

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  1. To James’ Family: As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the following Bible verse, John 11: 11 where Jesus said: ..Lazarus our friend has gone to rest, but I am journeying there to awaken him from sleep. Please also find comfort in knowing that our Almighty Heavenly Father holds out the hope of the resurrection and the ability to see our loved ones again.

  2. Kim, David, Jim, ‘Aunt” Jean and families I will not forget your Dad, his protective love through words and actions for his special daughter as he stated ‘well, tell them your Dad is here”, our glasses of raspberry wine and the love he provided across the miles. While he won’t be with you in person, be reassured his love, kindness and spirit will not fade. Sending warm hugs and many blessings to each of you from Canada to support you through this time. Your friend Cheryl

  3. Scott, Tammy and Family….Your family here at Palmetto Health want to let you all know we are praying and thinking of you during this time. My God bless you all! We love you!

  4. I am a co-worker of Tammy McAbee and I would like to pay my condolences to the McAbee family. Tammy has always spoken highly of her father-in-law. He will be missed.

  5. My sympathies to all….Mac has joined his beloved Patty and my brother, Joe …..I have great memories of times spent together ……. Ruth Shawver Pickens

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