WILLIAM ABRAHAM

William Charles Abraham (CLU, ChFC), 78, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at his home in St. Clairsville, OH.

Born June 13, 1939, in Latrobe, PA, “Bill” was the son of Jean Biller Abraham and the late William Albert Abraham.

He was a graduate of Triadelphia High School and Washington and Jefferson College, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.

He was a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army and was employed for 40 years as a special and district agent for the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.

He was a member and past president of the St. Clairsville Rotary Club and a member and past president of the St. Clairsville Jaycees.

Bill was a talented woodworker and avid outdoorsman.

He is survived by his mother, Jean Biller Abraham; his beloved wife of 52 years, Mary Ann Abraham (West); a son, William Allen Abraham (Heather) of Columbus, GA; a daughter, Betsy Delk (David) of Wheeling, WV; a brother, Tom Abraham (Sue) of Wheeling; a sister, Gretchen Dettamore of Huntington, WV; grandchildren, Abigail, Emma, Merritt, Aidan, Rowan and Finley; several nieces and nephews; and fishing buddy, Steve Coyne.

A special thanks to Dr. Thomas Przybysz and all current and former physicians and staff of the Schiffler Cancer Center who cared for and befriended Bill.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, from 2-6 p.m. at Toothman Funeral Home, 141 S. Marietta St., St. Clairsville, OH.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Clairsville, OH, with Father Edward Maxfield the celebrant.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Clairsville Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 531, St. Clairsville, OH; the St. Clairsville Public Library, 108 W. Main St., St. Clairsville, OH; or The Wheeling Symphony Society, 1025 Main St., Suite 811, Wheeling, WV, 26003.