James David Abbott, 62

April 22, 2010
  • James David Abbott, 62

SEPT. 27, 1947-APRIL 20, 2010

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - James David Abbott, 62, of Walkersville, Md., passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Cindy Abbott, his wife of 39 years.

Born Sept. 27, 1947, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Joan Abbott.

He graduated from Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C., in 1965 and from Frostburg State College in 1972 with a bachelor of science degree in health and physical education. At Frostburg, he played center, guard and tackle on the Bobcats football team.

He taught physical education from 1972 until his retirement in 2005.

He was the head football coach at Brunswick for two years and at Walkersville for 10 years. Coach Abbott was also an assistant football and basketball coach, and an indoor and outdoor track coach. His girls track team won the state title.

In addition to his loving wife Cindy, he is survived by his two sons, Christopher Abbott and wife Kathryn of Anacortes, Wash., and Jason Abbott of Seattle, Wash.; granddaughters, Natalie and Laurel; six brothers and sisters, Billy Abbott and wife Maryann, Joanie Berg and husband Jim, Mike Abbott and wife Sharon, Tony Abbott and wife Debie, Liz Prentice and Jeff Jarski, and Ellen Thurman and husband Todd; mother-in-law, Dottie Butts; brother-in-law, Jim Rebel; sister-in-law, Brenda Mullendore and husband Ted. He will also be remembered by his numerous nieces and nephews.


He is preceded in death by two sisters, Susan Rice and Christine Rebel.

The family will receive friends at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, on Friday, April 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, April 24, at 11 a.m. at St. Timothy's Catholic Church, 8651 Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville, with Father Andy Aaron officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, MD 21784 or to American Diabetes Association, 800 Wyman Park Drive, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21211.

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