Dr. William N. Abood

March 21, 1921June 28, 2013
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Dr. William N. Abood, aged 92, passed away June 28, 2013 after a brief illness. Born March 21, 1921 in Jacksonville, he was predeceased by his parents, Namy and Naseema Abood, his wife, Lola, his brothers, Richard, George and Toofy (TN), and sisters Amelia and LaVera. He is survived by his sisters Mary Shaia, Cleveland, Ohio and Emily Helow, Jacksonville, FL, sister-in-law, Alice Abood and many nieces and nephews.

A graduate of St. Paul's High School class of 1939, he received his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame University and his Dentistry degree from Loyola University, Chicago, IL. He served two years as an officer and dentist in the US Army, earning the rank of Lieutenant. Dr. Abood practiced dentistry over 50 years until his retirement in 2003. He was an avid Notre Dame football supporter, loved the game of golf, making 3 holes in one over his lifetime.

He was a member of Assumption Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

The family extends their special appreciation to Dr. Louis Akra who was his close friend and physician and to Lito Mendoza and Bessie Bartley for their loving care and commitment to him as a friend and caregiver for many years.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 2 from 6-7PM at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Homes, 4115 Hendricks Avenue. A Vigil Service will begin at 7:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 3 at 10AM at Assumption Catholic Church with Father Fred Parke as Celebrant. Committal services will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Assumption Catholic Church or a charity of your choice. Words of comfort can be left at Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home 4115 Hendricks Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32207. (904) 346-3808.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 2, 2013
  • Vigil Service Tuesday, July 2, 2013
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Dr. William N. Abood

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July 20, 2013

We are very sorry to hear of such a wonderful friend to our family passing. We were not aware of Billy's passing at the time of the funeral or we would have all been there. We know that he and Nick M. Joseph are in heaven playing some golf.
God Bless all of you, Frances L Joseph, Debra Joseph Trent and Thomas Trent

Trish Wightman

July 3, 2013

Thank you for posting these awesome pictures. Uncle Billy's smile, just love him. Rest in peace Uncle Billy. Love to all the family. Wish I could be with you now.
Trish Abood Wightman

July 2, 2013

Abood family....God is a refuge and strength that is readily found during times of distress...may you look to him for comfort while you mourn.

July 2, 2013

To the Family of Dr. Abood:

May the God of all comfort (Psalm 83:18) be with you during this difficult time. We all yearn for better conditions. It is refreshing to know that God's word speaks of a time when all sorrows will be gone and that mankind will live in beautiful surroundings with nothing to fear, not even death (Isaiah 65:17, 21-24).

A Neighbor

W McCullough

July 1, 2013

As a child I went to Dr Abood for all of my dental work.....He was a kind, gentle and effective dentist. I can still see his smiling face and hear his kind voice...

Fr. Jim O'Neal

July 1, 2013

To the Family of Dr. Bill Abood:
Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of your beloved, Bill! I have fond memories of him from my time as Associate Pastor at Assumption from 1994 to 1997. Well done good and faithful servant! Requiescat in pace!

Joe and Glenda Hess

July 1, 2013

Dr. Abood was our family dentist for many years. He was such a sweet and dear man. He will truly be missed! Our thoughts and prayers go out of his family at this time.

Teresa McEldowney

July 1, 2013

To the family and friends of Dr. William Abood,

I worked for Dr. Philip Abood as a dental hygienist from March 26, 2001 until his retirement in October of 2005. I always enjoyed those days when Dr. William came into the office to work part time. He was a very sweet person and I know he will be missed by all of you. May God bless you and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

M. Forester

July 1, 2013

I too was a patient of Dr. Abood as a child as well as my brother and my mom. I still go to his office with Dr. Minta and we talk about Dr. Abood. Now I know why Dr. Minta was chosen by Dr. Abood to take over his practice as they are both Notre Dame diehards. Dr. Abood was like a father to his patients and always had a smile to comfort you. We were blessed to have him a dentist.

JoAnn Poole-Lowe

June 30, 2013

Dr. Abood, you will truly be missed. You were my dentist when I was a young girl and I always remember a smile on your face and that you were such a nice man. Both of my parents knew you as well and you were their dentist too. Now you are in Heaven with your Saviour. You touched my life as well as many others with your kindness. Now you are with God in Heaven. May God bless your family during this time.