Olean- Eugene T. “Gene” Abdo, 91, of 315 N 9th Street passed away peacefully Friday (January 17, 2020) at the Olean General Hospital with his family by his side.
Born on July 26,1928 in Olean he was the son of Abraham and Rose Ash Abdo. On January 28, 1949 at St. Mary of the Angels Church in Olean he married June Smith who predeceased him April 1, 2008.
Mr. Abdo enlisted in the United States Army and where he served from 1946 to 1947. He then went on to work for Daystrom Furniture and later retiring after 35 years as a machinist for Dresser Rand.
He was a life long member of the St. Joseph’s Maronite Church in Olean. In his free time, he enjoyed painting, blackjack, casino trips, movies nights, horse racing and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. He was passionate about his faith and more importantly was devoted to being with his family. He enjoyed trips with his boys and could often be seen on the porch of his home during the summer with his family.
Surviving are 4 sons Tom (Denise) Abdo, Tim (Theresa) Abdo, Mike (Gigi) Abdo and Rick Abdo all of Olean; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a daughter Karen Hasard; 7 brothers William, James, Albert, Edward, Louis, Johnny and Fred Abdo; 3 sisters Julia Bannorra, Alice Cole and Mary Lemon, and a son-in-law Gary Hasard.
Friends will be received at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home 3128 W. State Rd. Olean on Wednesday (January 22, 2020) from 4-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 10:00am at St. Joseph's Maronite Church. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.
Memorials if desired may be made to St. Joseph's Maronite Church.
Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com