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“God Bless to all of Dave's family. I worked with Dave at NAVL and he was always a kind gentleman. Great person to know. Safe in the arms of Jesus....Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Dave was a great mentor to me. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He built a great team at NAVL and helped many along the way. ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Georgia Holmes - Naples, FL

“Dave was a wonderful boss, a great encourager, coach and friend. May the Lord comfort you in your loss. He will greatly be missed. ”
3 of 26 | Posted by: Jack and Nan Forrest - Woodburn, IN

“I am sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort and peace be with you and your family. Psalm 29:11 ”
4 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Best Wishes to David's family. He was a special man & a friend to many people who worked with him at NAI. ”
5 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Hayden - Woodburn, IN

“May God give Dave's family and friends comfort, peace, and strength in their loss. Dave was a wonderful father, husband, and a great man. ”
6 of 26 | Posted by: Phillip Sarrazine - New Haven, IN

“My prayers are with your family. Dave was a wonderful boss and friend. ”
7 of 26 | Posted by: Nancy Cronin - fort wayne, IN

“Our sincere sympathy to the entire family. Dave was always a good singer for our little church. Friends from St. Mary of the Angels at Big Long...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Leroy & Barbara Carcione - IN

“we extend our sympathy to Carol, and the family on the passing of David. i worked over 14 years, with David, at North American Van Lines. David was...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: norbert minick - fort wayne, IN

“Sorry to hear of your loss. Dave was a great guy! And a long standing member of the Indianapolis 500 - 33 Club. I worked w/ him for several years...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Lucette Dietrich - Fort Wayne, IN

“My deepest sympathies to your family at this time for your loss. ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: Dave Myers - Fort Wayne, IN

“Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one may God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. Ps 46 : 1 ”
12 of 26 | Posted by: - NC

“I am so sorry for your loss and sad I am not able to pay my respects in person. Dave was a great boss and a wonderful man and he will be missed. I...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Claudia Forsythe

“My sincerest sympathies to you and your family. It is always hard to lose a loved one. I worked at NAI and found him to be a very good person who...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Sue Straw - Fort Wayne, IN

“Carol, Lynn, and Karen, I was so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I am out of town and unable to visit the funeral home today, but I sure am...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Sue Davis - Fort Wayne, IN

“Aunt Margie and family, we are so very sorry to hear of David's passing. Please know that we are praying for you and your beautiful family as we...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Marcia Marret - Fort Wayne, IN

“I understand the loss of a Father; my thoughts & feelings are vivid even though it has been 53 yrs. You will never forget; you don't want More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Pat Day - Fort Wayne, IN

“My condolences for your loss. I worked with Dave for many years at NAI. He was a very nice gentlemen and great guy to work with. ”
18 of 26 | Posted by: Melba LaTurner Hauge - Auburn, IN

“Our sincere and deepest sympathies to the family. Dave was always cool under fire at NAI and I know he will be missed.Tom & Rita Weimer ”
19 of 26 | Posted by: Tom Weimer - Fort Wayne, IN

“You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Margaret and Jerry Stempky - IN

21 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Lynn and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you. ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Peaks - Roanoke, IN

“My condolences to the family,Dave was a great person to know and work with.Bill Perse ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Lots of great Christmas Eve's at Grandma's house with Uncle Dave always taking movies of everyone opening their presents under those bright hot...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: John Abbott - Fort Wayne, IN

“Jesus has opened his arms for your arrival Uncle Dave. I have so many fond memories of you, from bowling after Thanksgiving dinners, teaching me how...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: marla - ft wayne, IN - Family

“Jesus had opened his arms for your arrival Uncle Dave. I have so many fond memories of you, from bowling after Thanksgiving dinners, teaching me how...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: marla - ft wayne, IN - Family

David L. Abbott , 81, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. David was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1952. He retired as the General Manager of the Flatbed Fleet with North American Van Lines after 44 years of service, He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church; past president of Anthony Wayne Lions Club. David's hobbies included fishing and golfing. He especially enjoyed 60 summers at Lake of the Woods. Surviving are his loving wife of 60 years, Carol Abbott of Fort Wayne, IN daughters, Lynn (Lee) Povlock of Fort Wayne, IN; Karen (Walter) Rorick of Fort Wayne, IN; sisters, Ilene Hoopingardner of Houston, TX; Marjorie Bauer of Fort Wayne, IN; two grandsons Don Rorick of Ft. Wayne and Matthew (Samantha) Povlock of Chicago, IL. David was preceded in death by his parents Charles J. and Eleanor Abbott, brother, Richard Abbott and a grandson Paul Rorick. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am, Monday, February 15, 2016 at St. Henry Catholic Church with calling one hour prior, with Fr. Daniel Durkin officiating. Calling also Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Avenue. Burial in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the St Vincent DePaul Society or Women's Care Center. To sign the online guest book, go to