Dorothy Mae Abraham

May 31, 1928 - February 6, 2008

05/31/1928 - 02/06/2008

Past Services

Friday February 08, 2008
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Friday February 08, 2008
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

ABRAHAM, Dorothy Mae Brown, 79, of Wheeling, died Wednesday, February 6, 2008 in Wheeling Hospital.

Dorothy was born May 31, 1928 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a daughter of the late Otto and Mary Agnes Gumiela Brown. She was retired from the Cooke-Waite Pharmaceutical Laboratory, Wheeling; a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling; the Chambers Y.M.C.A.; and the Wheeling Elks Lodge #28. She also enjoyed gardening, decorating and shopping.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Neavin.

Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Fred Abraham; a son, James Abraham and his wife, Beverly of Hermitage, Pa.; two daughters, Victoria Jebbia and her husband, Anthony of Dublin, Ohio, and Calleen Porter and her husband, Tim of St. Clairsville, Ohio; five grandchildren, Staci, Christopher, Scott, Freddy and Jackie; a brother, Otto Brown and his wife, Kathy of Martins Ferry; a sister, Ginny Dobson and her husband, Dick of Bellaire; a brother-in-law, Bill Joseph of Wheeling; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 9 am until time of funeral service at 11 am, Friday, February 8, 2008 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, with the Rev. Chris Turner officiating. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Asociation.

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Susan Sedgmer
8 years ago

Although I did not meet Dorothy personally I felt I knew her from Fred. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Phyllis and Bob Stoneking
8 years ago

Bob and I will have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. After working with you for 46 years, I know how much you loved and depended on her. She will be missed.

Neil and Sandy Miller
8 years ago

Calleen, Tim and Chris……

We were very sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Neil and Sandy

Jan & Doug Donley
8 years ago

Dear Cal, Tim, Chris & Abraham Family,

Our Sincerest Condolences in the loss of Dorothy. I remember her as such a loving and outgoing lady. If you were to look up the definition of “CLASSY” her picture would be beside it. Cherish the many wonderful memories you shared over the years as they will bring you much comfort. If there is anything we can do please let us know. Cal, I am always here if you need to talk. Email me and I will call you. Hugs and Prayers. With Love & Sympathy

The Donley’s

Jan & Doug

Patti DiBartolomeo
8 years ago

Dear Calleen,

I am so sorry about your mom..Renee has kept me updated about her since her surgery and you and your mom have been in my prayers…I know this is a hard time but think how wonderful the gardens are in heaven and how much joy she will bring with her…and rejoice in the fact that we will all be together again one day…take care…

Iris Isaacs
8 years ago

Dear Fred and Family, Though I did not know your wife and mother personally, I felt I knew who she was by talking to Fred all the years I worked at PPG. My heartfelt sympathy to all of you, losing a loved one is so difficult. May you feel our Lord’s presence in this difficult time. Fred, may God Bless you and your family at this time. Again my sympathies. Thinking of you. Deaner

Brenda Neavin Hrdlicka
8 years ago

Dear Fred, Vicki, Colleen and Jim,

I’m sorry to hear of the passing of Dorothy, she was always very nice to me. I’ve thought of your family over the years and hoped all was well. I still remember Dorothy’s infectious laugh. She’ll be missed, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.


Hammondsville, Ohio

Don and Nettie Mason
8 years ago

Don and Nettie Mason send their sincere sympathy to Fred and family. Our prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

Milton and Linda Neal
8 years ago

Fred, Linda and I were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Dorothy’s passing. You and Dorothy have touched many lives in a very positive way, she will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family, may God bless.

Robert and Carolyn Eakin
8 years ago

Fred, we were saddened to hear of your wife’s passing. You both were blessed with a wonderful, long life together and we know how much you will miss her. May she rest in peace and may our Lord bless you with the comfort of His Holy Spirit. You and your family are in our prayers.

Edward C. Szymkiewicz
8 years ago

I would like to express my heart felt sorrow on hearing about the passing of Wife/Mother.

Barbara and Jerry Spieth
8 years ago

Jerry and I send our deepest and most sincere sympathy in hearing of Dorothy’s passing. We lived at 75 Greenwood end of the ally next to the cemetery until March, 2007. Dorothy was alway so kind and friendly to “Lucy” our mini schnauzer, every time we walked down the ally when she was beautifying her gardens. Lucy always gave her a big greeting, but I know Dorothy knew that Lucy was well aware that Shag Norton was just a house away and that a treat would be waiting there for her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.~Jerry and Barbara Spieth~

Susie Donley
8 years ago

Jimmy and Family, I want to offer my sympathy for the loss of your Mother. She was always so kind to me. I recently lost my father and the best thing someone said to me was “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” You were all very blessed to have her. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Tami Swope
8 years ago

My Dear Family,

I will always love Dorothy for giving me the greatest memories of my childhood. You are in my prayers, I wish we were home..

Love and Blessings, Carroll & Tami

Robert Simmons
8 years ago

We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Abraham family on the passing of Dorothy Mae.

Bob and Carol Simmons

Former work associate and friend of husband, Fred.

Richard & Mary Ann Brown
8 years ago

We have not visited much in the past years but we still remenber

the good times. Say hi to my sister