Charles R. AbbottBell Atlantic retireeCharles Robert...


August 03, 1993

Charles R. Abbott

Bell Atlantic retiree

Charles Robert Abbott, retired director of financial control systems for Bell Atlantic Corp., died Thursday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center of injuries suffered when he fell from his bicycle near his Reisterstown home.

Mr. Abbott, 54, retired from Bell Atlantic two years ago after 27 years with the company. He started his career at its Hunt Valley offices and later commuted to Silver Spring. This year, Mr. Abbott went to work part time as a loan officer for the Epworth Federal Credit Union.

A 1957 graduate of Garfield High School in Akron, Ohio, Mr. Abbott graduated from the University of Akron in 1961 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. In 1970, he received a master's degree in mathematics from the Johns Hopkins University.

He entered the Army in 1961 and served two years. He was stationed briefly in Texarkana, Texas. From 1963 to 1969, he served in the Army Reserve. Mr. Abbott retired in 1969 with the rank of captain.

Born in Akron, he moved to Maryland in 1963, settling in Reisterstown. In 1965, he and Bonnie Bradley were married. Mrs. Abbott died this year.

He was treasurer of Glyndon United Methodist Church and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Services were held yesterday at the Glyndon United Methodist Church.

Mr. Abbott is survived by his parents, Charles and Emily Abbott of Akron; a son, Scott Abbott of Alexandria, Va.; two brothers, Thomas Abbott of Peoria, Ill., and Gary Abbott of Akron; and a sister, Sharon Smith of Xenia, Ohio.

The family suggested donations to the Kimberlee Joy Abbott Memorial Scholarship Foundation, c/o Franklin High School in Reisterstown.

Louise E. Pruett

Odenton resident

Louise Elizabeth Pruett, who was active in several organizations in Odenton, died Friday at her home there after a heart attack.

Mrs. Pruett, who was 77, was a member of the auxiliary of the Odenton Fire Department as well as the 55 Plus Club.

She also was a volunteer cook for dinners sponsored by churches in the area, and she belonged to the Maryland State Women's Bowling Association.

The former Louise Elizabeth Gutenko was the wife of James A.Pruett, who died in 1973.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 1283 Odenton Road.

Mrs. Pruett is survived by two daughters, Patricia R. Elsner of Havre de Grace and Alvenia E. Madera of Hanover; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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