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“Linda: Keeping you and your family in my heart and in my prayers. DonnaMarie ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: DonnaMarie McClain Thorn - WV

“Linda I am sorry for your Lost. I always liked Jerry. We worked together for years at Helmick's. We had some goods times riding bikes also. He will...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Raymond Ledsome - Harrisonburg, VA

“Linda, Chasidy and Rachel,Our hearts are broken with the sad loss of your husband/father. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Lisa Rondinelli (Kemmler)

“im so sorry for your lose...Jerry was a great guy..i am very greatful for knowing him growing now have another wonderful angel watching over...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: danielle sherron - pittsburgh, PA

“Linda, sorry for your loss, thought and prayers for you and your family. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Jim Tennant - kingmont, WV

“Linda, Robin and I and our family want to express our sincere condolences on your loss. May Jerry rest in peace. Ray , Robin Kemmler and family. ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Raymond J Kemmler - Pittsburgh, PA

“Please give the family our deepest sympathy for there loss, My dad worked with him and his brother at helmicks and we use to hang out with the family...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Bud and Mary Ann Lipscomb & family - WV

“Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Joe & Terri Szymankski - PA

“Linda and girls--Just wanted to tell you how sorry I was to hear of the loss of your husband and father. You will be in my thoughts and prayers for...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Susan Maxwell - fairmont, WV

“To the Able Family, Jerry was one of the nicest people I new. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed. He had a warm heart...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Terry McElroy - Fairmont, WV

“Linda i am so sorry the loss of Jerry my thought and prayers are with you and the familey. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Terrell price - friend

“Dear Linda, Rachel and Chasidy, I'm very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God hold you in...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Melanie Limerick - Finleyville

“To all of the Able family we send out sincere condolences'...Joe & Mary Emilio ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Joe & Mary Emilio - Friend

“Linda and family,We are so saddened by the loss of Jerry. Nothing can take away all of the wonderful memories that Bobby will hold so dear. He will...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Julie and Bobby Sole

“Hi Linda, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Judy ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Judy Sutton - Firend of Linda

“i am so sorry for your loss he was a good person my friend since high school my prayers are with all of you ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: wanda keener

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Marion County Senior Citizens. ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Vicki Nichols - Fairmont, WV

“I love my uncle Jerry with the bottom of my heart, even though I didn't get to see him as much as I wanted to. He was my only unlce in West Virgina...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Caitlin Kemmler - his niece

19 of 20 | Posted by: DUANE (J.R.) MERRIFIELD - LENOX, GA

“Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Toni DeMoss - Friend

Gerald "Jerry" Abel
Gerald "Jerry" Leo Abel, 55 of Fairmont passed away on Saturday February 9, 2013 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown following a long, courageous battle with lung disease surrounded by his family and loved ones.
He was born in Fairmont on August 22, 1957 a son of the late Harold A. Abel, Sr. and Eska M. (Hyde) Abel.
Jerry worked for Helmick Corporation in the foundry and packing department for several years. He had also worked at the former Locust Avenue Car Wash, Allied/Fairmont Bowling Center and Fairmont State University. He was a member of Walnut Grove United Methodist Church. He was a member of the NRA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, riding his Harley Davidson, riding in local benefit poker runs and spending time with his loving family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Linda (Kemmler) Abel of Fairmont, two daughters, Rachel Abel and her fiancé Bruce Hardesty of Fairmont and Chasidy Hardesty and her husband John of Fairmont and two grandchildren, Jacob McDonald and Kallan Hardesty.
Also surviving are two sisters, Patricia Gay Winebarger of North Carolina and Betty Sanders and her husband Dave of Fairmont, one brother, Harold Abel, Jr. and his wife Cheryl of Pittsburgh, a brother-in-law, Frank Holt of Fairmont, several nieces and nephews, his best friend, Robert "Winko" Buege of Fairmont and his ever faithful companion dog, Winnie.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeremie Lee Abel, one brother, Curtis Abel, one sister, Anna Holt, two brothers-in-law, Gene Schorle and Joe Winebarger and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Mary Ann Kemmler
Family and friends may call at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St. Fairmont on Monday from 4-8 pm, Tuesday from 1-8 pm and Wednesday from 11 am – 1 pm. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 1 pm with Pastor Jim Zinn and Rev. Bert Coffman officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Fairmont.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Jerry's memory, as he was a cancer survivor, to the American Cancer Society, Marion Unit, 122 South High Street, Morgantown, WV 26505, or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KN 66675, or to his family.
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