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Donald Berman Abele, Sr. of Gloucester City; Retired Volunteer Fireman


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Donald Berman Abele, Sr.



Gloucester City – On Christmas Eve, December 24, 2020.  Age 73. Beloved husband of 51 years to Sharon D. (nee Billingham). Cherished father of Donald Jr. (Kelly), Shanie (Danny), Kyle Sr. (Agnieszka). Devoted grandfather of Kayla, Kaitlyn, Kyle Jr., Serena, Sydney, Donovan. Beloved brother of John (Linda), Identical Twin Ron (Rosetta) and Ed (Anne). Survived by former daughter-in-law Kelly (West) Abele. Predeceased by his parents, William and Florence Abele, his siblings, Vesta Reineck, William Jr., Mary Hunter and his father and mother-in-law, William and Mary Wilke. Survived by his many brothers and sisters in law and many nieces and nephews. 

Donald was born in Philadelphia, PA. He was a life member and dedicated volunteer of the Gloucester City Fire Department Station # 51 from 1977-2005 retiring as Battalion Chief. He loved camping, hunting and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, at the request of the family, cremation is private and there are no memorial services planned at this time. Family requests memorial donations be made to The Burn Foundation (at Crozier-Chester Medical Center): 8600 West Chester Pike, Suite 202, Upper Darby, PA 19082 or The Military Support Group of New Jersey: P.O. Box 118, Stratford, NJ 08084 – 0118. Please write in memo: Donald B. Abele, Sr. 

Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Donald Berman Abele, Sr. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: 

                               McCann-Healey Funeral Home: 

Gloucester City           Ph: 856-456-1142