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ABELL III ARTHUR "BUD" ASHLEY
ARTHUR "BUD" ASHLEY ABELL III
Former Hillside Dairy Owner
Born December 21, 1932, Cleveland, OH. The second of three children to Harold and Florence (Gosney) Abell. Graduated from Shaker Heights High School in 1951 and attended Ohio State University before joining the Army in 1954. Bud served in Korea until returning home in 1955 to join the family business. Old Meadow Creamery, founded in 1904 by Mr. Abell's grandfather, merged with Hillside Dairy in 1969 that later became one of the leading dairy companies in Ohio. Bud held the position as President and Chairman of the Board at the time of his retirement in 1998 after a long and successful 43 year career in the industry. Bud married Charlotte Linnea Anderson in May, 1957. Together they raised three children and enjoyed 52 years of marriage.
Mr. Abell. 76, passed away at Judson Park in Cleveland, OH. on December 1, 2009, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Prior to taking residency at Judson Park, he shared his time between his homes in Novelty, OH, Naples, FL and Ontario, Canada. Bud served on numerous boards including; Quality Chekd Dairy Products Association, Seaplane Pilots Association and Longford Reserve Limited. Other memberships included The Country Club, Royal Poinciana Golf Club, Port Royal Club and Ducks Unlimited. Bud was an avid private pilot for almost 30 years, enjoying the many relationships and associations within the seaplane and general aviation community. His greatest enjoyment was flying to his summer home in Canada where he embarked on many fishing excursions with friends and family. Bud’s other lifelong interests included golf, hunting, fishing and boating.
Mr. Abell is survived by his wife, Charlotte A.; son, C. Bradley; daughters, Christine A. Brondel, Stacey L. Hamilton; and grandchildren, Lindsey W. Fuller, Chelsea L. Hamilton, and William M. Hamilton.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on December 4th at Federated Church, 76 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls. A reception will follow immediately after at The Country Club, 2825 Lander Road, Pepper Pike. Memorial contributions can be made to The Cleveland Clinic — Neurological Institute and Center for Brain Health. Attn: Institutional Relations and Development. 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland OH 44195. Arrangements by Stroud-Lawrence Funeral Home, Chagrin Falls, OH.
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