John M. "Jack" Abell

Abell, John M. "Jack" 91, of Aurora passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Provena Mercy Medical Center. He was born September 29, 1921 in Aurora, IL. Dr. Abell lived in Aurora all of his life. He graduated from Marmion Military Academy, Benedictine University and University of Illinois Medical School. He was a member of the Lay Association of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. Dr. Abell was a member of Holy Angels Church, Serra Club of Aurora, and Kane County Medical Society. He was an honorary staff member of Provena Mercy Medical Center and Rush-Copley Medical Center. Dr. Abell interned at the US Naval Hospital in SanDiego, CA and was in the Navy Reserves until 1982. He joined Dreyer Medical Clinic in 1950 and retired in 1986. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Brennan) Abell of Aurora, IL; his children, Michael (Janice) Abell of Marian, IL, Martha (Richard) Rode of Albuquerque, NM, Theresa (John) Bryant of Batavia, IL, and Timothy Abell of Los Angeles, CA; and 9 grandchildren, Timothy and Michaela Rode, Cameron Abell, Jeffrey and Nathan Abell, and Patrick, Michael, David, and Mary Kate Bryant. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Kevin Bryant; parents, Mary Ann and William Abell; his sisters, May Dickes and Patricia Abell; and his brother, William Abell. Funeral from THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY will be Friday, November 2, 2012 at 9:30am to Holy Angels Church at 10:00am. Msgr. Martin Heinz will officiate with interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 2:00pm until 8:00pm with a liturgical wake service at 7:00pm at THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora, 630-631-5500 or visit our interactive website at where you may leave condolences for Dr. Abell's family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dr. Abell's memory to Holy Angels Church, Presence Mercy Center, Provena McAuley Manor and the .

Funeral Home

The Daleiden Mortuary
220 N. Lake Street Aurora, IL 60506

Published in Beacon News on Oct. 30, 2012