Conwell W. Abbott; Middlebury College graduate and Rye High School Graduate, class of 1926; He lived at 11 Elm Place and was a parishoner of the Methodist Church and was a cousin to the ODell family of Rye. Conwall enlisted in the Armed Forces on December 31, 1941 and chose the Air Corps. He spent three years at headquarter of the Eighth Air Force in Finance at Bushy Park in Great Britain. He was honorably disharged at the rank of Master Sergeant.
Francis J. Kurzhals Engaged To Wed Conwell W. Abbott
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob A. Kurzhals of Peekskill, announce the engagement of their daughter, Frances Judge, to Conwell Worden Abbott of Rye, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Dudley Chase Abbott of Sarasota, Fla. Miss Kurzhals is a graduate of Peekskill High School, State Teachers College at New Paltz, N. Y., and Teachers College, Columbia University. She is «, member of the Peekskill School faculty. Mr. Abbott is a graduate of Rye High School and Middlebury College. He enlisted in the Army Air Force in December, 1941, and served overseas for the duration of the war. The wedding will take place the latter part of June.
Conwell W. Abbott, 103, recently of Windham, NH, died January 12th at the Veterans Home in Tilton, NH.
Conwell ''Deke'' Abbott was born in Clifton Park, NY. He graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont in 1930. He was a WWII Veteran and retired accountant. He enjoyed following the stock market, winning at bridge, playing and watching golf, and traveling.
Deke lived through 2 World Wars, saw the Great Depression, and experienced many changes in everything from business, technology and sports, to economics and politics. In recent years he wrote his autobiography, available at www.bornin1909.blogspot.com. Gov. John Lynch recently attended Deke’s 103rd birthday party, presenting him with a proclamation naming October 8, 2012, Conwell ''Deke'' Abbott Day in the State of NH.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 57 years, Frances (Judge) Abbott, his son, James C. Abbott and his sister, Dorothy Degraw.
He is survived by his daughter Ruth and her husband Daniel T. Clark of Reading, MA; daughter-in-law, Mary Abbott of Plattsburgh, NY; seven grandchildren, four great granddaughters and a nephew.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2nd at 4:00 PM at Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church, 171 Zion Hill Road, Salem, NH 03079