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William E. “Abby” Abrachinsky

William E. "Abby" AbrachinskyWilliam 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.

SquirrelPrivate 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.

William E. “Abby” Abrachinsky Has 12 Condolences Posted:

  1. susan gomosky and family says:

    bill was a wonderful man. our thoughts and prayer are with you

  2. DeeDee says:

    Dana Deb and family

    So sorry for your loss you are in our hearts and prayers Always here if you need anything.

  3. Roseann kelly and family says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss he was a wonderful man.u need anything call me luv u gone but not forgotten.

  4. John Sundy says:

    So sorry for your loss…Abby was a great guy and will truly be missed.
    -John & Patsy Sunday

  5. Breslosky says:

    Dear Deb and family, so sorry to read of Bill’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved husband, dad and grandfather.

    Mike, Joyce, Mike Jr. and Blaise

  6. Nice to know another Alabama fan.

  7. Nice to know another Alabama fan.

  8. Peter Ulicny says:

    Deb and family, I’m sorry to hear about Bill. He was such a good person, with a sense of humor, May he rest in peace. God bless you.

  9. Ann and Tom Karpovich says:

    Karpovich not Jarpovich.
    Opps.

  10. Ann and Tom Jarpovich says:

    Debbie, we are so sorry for you to have lost Billy. 41 years went by too quickly, I’m sure. Please know that we will keep you and Bill in our thoughts and prayers. He had such a great disposition and positive outlook for everything. He will be missed.

  11. Bill Ploxa says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Bill. Bill was a great guy and I know he will be missed!
    Please keep us posted if you will be having any service for him in the future, the men from work and the local union would like to remember him properly! Again I’m so sorry for your loss.

  12. Tony & Susie Kowalick says:

    Deb and Family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of great sorrow, We have lost one of the BEST. I am so proud to have him as a friend. Will always remember the good times Love T&S

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