June 24, 1929 ~ January 10, 2015
Warren J. Abbate, 85, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 10, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Florence; children, Alysia (Ron) Ivan and Claudia (John) Craig; grandchildren, Alex (Jill) Ivan and Tessa Ivan; siblings, Charles (Christina) Abbate and Dolly Holland. Warren was born in Calcite, Colo., served as an officer in the Army during the Korean War, and was an elementary school teacher and principal in District #60 for a total of 28 years. He was an avid gardener and renowned baker. He was a wonderful loving man who will be greatly missed. Member of Pueblo Elks Lodge #90, Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie #145, DAV #39, Retired Eagles Activity Club, Pueblo Retired Educators, American Legion #2, Columbian Federation, and Knights of Columbus #557. Rosary, 6 p.m. Wed., Jan. 14, and memorial Mass will be celebrated, 10 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 15, 2015, at St. Mary Parish, 307 E. Mesa Ave., followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to St. Jude Children's Hospital through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.