Timothy Abate

ABATE, Timothy W., 38, of Benwood, WV, died accidentally Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at home.

He was born May 1, 1975 in Martins Ferry, OH, the youngest son of Jerry Abate of Benwood and Leona Kay Rice of Bridgeport, OH.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kayla Kathryn Abate.

Tim was a loving father to his four children, Timmy Ryan Abate, Jessica Renee Abate, Jerry Michael Abate, and Kayden Abate. He had a huge heart and always was willing to help his family and friends all of the time; as well as a great personality and a winning smile.

He will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents and children, survivors include two brothers, Gerald Abate and Jeff Abate; and three nephews, Hunter, Clayton, and Braden Abate.

Family will receive friends on Monday from 3-5 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 33rd St., Bellaire.

Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com.