William E. “Abby” Abrachinsky, 69 of Shenandoah passed away peacefully early Friday morning, March 20, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Pottsville on October 14, 1950 he was the son of the late Joseph and Bertha (Berger) Abrachinsky.
He was a 1968 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed for over thirty years as a machine operator at Reading Anthracite.
Abby was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah. He enjoyed fishing, crabbing, gardening and spending time at his family farm. He was an avid Alabama football fan. He also enjoyed playing with his dogs “Bama” and “Daisy”. But above all, he treasured the time spent with his family especially his granddaughters.
Surviving are his wife of 41 years, the former Deborah M. Buhl whom he married on March 12, 1979; his daughter, Dana Chuplis and her husband Anthony Chuplis, III of Orwigsburg; his son, Dustin Abrachinsky of Shenandoah; two beloved granddaughters, Ella Grace and Abby Lynne Chuplis; his sister, Virginia “Ginny” Martin of Connecticut; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Due to the current health situation, no public services will be held at this time. In the future, relatives and friends will be invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial in St. Casimir’s Church, the sacred worship site of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah to be announced when permitted.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Divine Mercy Parish Memorial Fund, 108 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah, PA 17976 or House of Care, Geisinger Medical Center, Attn: Kerri Michalik, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822 or Red Creek Wildlife Center, 300 Moonhill Drive, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.
Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.