Graveside services for Richard J. Abar Sr., age 82, of 666 Stevenson Rd, Rensselaer Falls, will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at Notre Dame Cemetery with Rev. Jay Seymour officiating. Mr. Abar passed away on October 19, 2010 at his home. Arrangements are with Frary Funeral Home.
Mr. Abar is survived by his wife, Dorothy; one son, John C. Abar of Syracuse; one daughter, Mary Gilles of Lutz, Fl; one brother, Douglas Abar his wife Florence of Heuvelton; and five grandchildren and one great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Richard Abar Jr. in 1995; and one brother, Arthur Abar.
Mr. Abar was born on January 6, 1928 in Ogdensburg, the son of Arthur J. and Beatrice (LeBlanc) Abar. He attended Ogdensburg Free Academy. He served in the US Navy from 1945-1948. He married Dorothy Murphy on April 9, 1983 at St. Raphel’s Church in Heuvelton with Rev. Service officiating. He worked as a truck driver for Walsh Trucking Co. in Massena, for many years.
Donations may be made in his memory to the St. Raphel’s Food Pantry.