Douglas R Abbott

August 30th, 1938 to February 8th, 2020

Douglas Robert Abbott, 81, of Burtchville Township, died Saturday, February 8, 2020.

He was born August 30, 1938 in Detroit to the late Robert and Amelia Abbott. He married Robin A. Morkal on August 12, 1961 in Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Detroit.

Doug graduated from Edwin Denby High School in Detroit in 1956. He then attended Capital University and received an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Michigan in 1961. He worked for Detroit public schools, and then F.J. O’Toole Company for over 30 years, rising to Vice President.

In retirement, Doug focused on his interest in ships and boats. He was a member of the International Ship Masters' Association Port Huron Lodge 2, was secretary and treasurer of the Great Lakes Nautical Society, a volunteer at the Great Lakes Maritime Center, and an accomplished boat modeler. He also gave of his time as a longtime volunteer at Mid-City Nutrition and was a member and Deacon at Our Saviour Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Robin; three children, Timothy Abbott, Katherine Abbott, and Andrew (Kristin) Abbott; four grandchildren, Tyler, Danielle, Drew, and William Abbott; a brother, Gary (Christine) Abbott; a brother-in-law, Ross (Sharon) Morkal; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Tuesday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 in Our Saviour Lutheran Church with visitation beginning at 10:00 am. The Reverend Donald Doerzbacher will officiate.

Burial will be in Cadillac Memorial East, Clinton Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Our Saviour Lutheran Church Radio Ministry or the American Cancer Society.

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