Edward Howard Abbott
November 19, 1947 – October 3, 2017
Edward Howard Abbott, age 69, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.
A native Delawarean, Edward was born in Wilmington on November 19, 1947, and was the son of the late Luther and Helen (Maclary) Abbott. At the age of 15, he began working at his family’s business, Abbott’s Shoe Repair on Main Street in downtown Newark, DE. Edward truly loved his work and he greatly enjoyed interacting with the countless patrons who visited his store throughout the years.
An avid sports fan, he looked forward to cheering on his beloved Philadelphia Eagles each season. Edward will be remembered as a well-like gentleman who went out of his way to help others. He was a wonderful, loving, and caring father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.
In addition to is parents, Edward was preceded in death by brothers, Larry and Wayne Abbott. He is survived by his children, Brian Abbott and Lisa Abbott-Pierce; brother, Philip Abbott; and grandchildren, Ryan, Devin, Christine, and Brad.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 4 pm until 7 pm on Sunday afternoon, December 10, 2017 at Deer Park Tavern, 108 West Main Street, Newark, DE.