James A. Abbey

January 15, 1939August 24, 2011

IN LOVING MEMORY OF James A. (Scott) Abbey Age 72, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at his dream location in Monterey CA where he moved to 15 years ago. Scott lived the majority of his life in Minnesota and was a Minnesota Made Radio GIANT. His passion for Radio was contagious which always made him #1 for those he worked for and with. He will be remembered for being #1 for many reasons. A loving father and grandfather, a giver to those he knew and didn’t know, a friend, his zest for life and travel. ~ SPECIAL THANKS ~ Leighton Enterprise – Al Leighton Family: He considered you family Mapleton Communications – He considered you family ~ SURVIVED BY ~ Son, Damon Abbey, his wife Julie and grandchildren, Nick and Alexis Abbey

Arrangements under the direction of The Paul Mortuary, Pacific Grove, CA.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, September 25, 2011

James A. Abbey

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September 5, 2011

Damon, Once again I want to say how sorry I am about Scott. I have so many fun memories of holidays and when we would all get together. Alot of our times were before you were born, but of course after you entered the world our times were even better!! Your dad was and is very proud of you.
I know you are going to be very busy the next few weeks. Just know I'm thinking and praying for you all. My love to you, Julie, Nich and Lexie.
Aunt Lynne

Keith Linn

September 3, 2011

Damon, you and I have never met, but your father and I knew each other from the late 50's. We went to Brown Institute together, and both ended up in broadcasting as our lifes work. I cannot begin to tell you the sadness I feel,because "Jimbo" and I were kindred spirits.Somehow this is all unreal to me,but I know that he is watching me type this, and when I put in.."You'll never play big time pool again Fast Eddie" I can hear him laughing with that cackle he had.

Mary Jo Leighton

September 1, 2011


I was so sad to hear of the passing of your dad. He was part of our family and one of dad's business partners that I'll remember forever...his zest for life, work, his family. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers