Gerald Abbott, 68, beloved Husband, Dad and Papa, passed away December 25, 2008. Born in Battle Creek, MI, July 16, 1940, he lived in Renton, WA for 40 years. He was an 82nd Airborne Army veteran, he was also a carpenter, construction company owner, and retired from engineering at Boeing after 25 years. He loved family, fishing, hunting, billiards, and Seattle sports. He also liked gadgets of any kind, especially electronics. He will be missed by all of us.He is survived by wife, Janet; daughter, Denise Mauldin (Dave, Seattle); sons, Michael (Renton), Anthony (Sandy, Michigan); granddaughters, Kaliya (Renton), and Jessica, Chelsea and Stephanie (Michigan); 3 sisters, 2 brothers, and numerous nieces and nephews.He will be remembered at Tahoma National Cemetery.