Fred Abraham

March 15, 1926 - April 28, 2023

03/15/1926 - 04/28/2023

Fred Abraham, 97, of Wheeling, WV passed away peacefully Friday, April 28,
2023 at Liza’s Place in Wheeling.
He was born March 15, 1926, son of the late Ellis and Dorothy (Makoul)
Abraham.

Fred was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-
grandfather.

His life-long passion for basketball led him to play on the 1943 State
Champion Basketball Team as a sophomore. He was drafted in 1944 before
graduating and spent two years in the Navy. Upon discharge, he graduated
from Wheeling High School; then from West Liberty State College with a
degree in Chemistry.
He began his career at Cooke Waite Laboratories (Sterling Drug) and soon
worked for PPG Industries where he retired after 56 years. At PPG, he held
several positions: Analytical Development Chemist, Technical/Customer
Service Chemist, Senior Research Chemist and Laboratory Manager as well as
receiving many patents.
Along with enjoying vacations with his family, he attended NCAA basketball
tournaments; watched football and enjoyed his grandchildren’s basketball,
track and soccer games.
In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his loving wife,
Dorothy Mae (Brown) Abraham; daughter, Victoria Lynn Jebbia; brother,
Edward Abraham; and sister, Helen Summers.
Surviving Fred is his daughter, Calleen (Timothy) Porter of St. Clairsville, OH;
son, James (Beverly) Abraham of Hermitage, PA; sister, Betty O’Donnell and
brother, William Joseph; son-in-law, Anthony Jebbia; five grandchildren: Staci
Champlain, Christopher Porter, Scott Jebbia, Frederick Abraham & Jacqueline
DeAngelo and 3 great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice Care and his caregiver,
Rosie Galiffa, who stayed by his bedside until his parting.
There will be no visitation or funeral service. A private celebration of his life
will be held at the convenience of the family.

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Suzanne Estep
9 months ago

A most personable, kind and thoughtful person on the planet earth! He always had a smile on his face. May you find comfort in knowing he was truly a good man. May he rest in peace and let the perpetual light shine upon him! Prayers for the family and Fred.

Bruce Littleton
9 months ago

Colleen and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your certainty had a long life! He’s now at rest.

David Bush
10 months ago

I worked with Fred on some challenging problems. He was a class act and always wanted to help others. I valued his friendship. Last communicated with him about 9 months ago. He will be missed.

Evelyn G. Mason
10 months ago

I have nothing but respect for Fred during the time I worked in his department. He was truly a remarkable man who genuinely cared about people.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
10 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Fred Abraham, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Fred Abraham, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Barbara Fordyce Crinkey
10 months ago

My Deepest Sympathy to the Abraham families. Fred and Dorothy always inspired me growing up, wonderful and loving. Our great friendships that Vicki and Calleen and Jim had growing up in Dimmydale, forever treasured memories. They will be missed dearly. May God Bless you, Calleen and Jim. You are all in my prayers

Rose Frasnelli
10 months ago

Dear Calleen & Tim. So sorry to read of Fred’s passing. God blessed him with a long, fruitful life. He was such an intellectual, with an abundant knowledge of chemistry and just about anything else! I loved talking with him especially when he called me to help with his computer issues! I always left his office thinking What an Amazing Guy! May you find comfort knowing he’s back with his sweet Dorothy! God bless and know I’ll be keeping you and your beloved dad in my prayers.