Roger K. Abbott, 80, Sarasota, formerly of Elkhart, IN died January 9, 2011. Roger was the owner and operator of the Abbott Screen Printing company in Elkhart before retiring and moving to Sarasota. After retiring to Florida, Roger and Jean both started working for Walmart. Roger was an associate for the Walmart in Osprey at the time of his death. He was a Mason and member of the Tyrian Lodge in Elkhart, the Scottish Rite and York Rite as well as the Sarasota Shrine Temple and the Order of Eastern Star Starlight Chapter #181 in Elkhart.
Survivors include his wife: Jean; son: Phil of Elkhart, IN; two daughters: Jacqie of Elkhart, IN, Shari of Sarasota; three grandchildren: Kara Jo Rosenberry, Benj Walbeser, Joseph Abbott; and three great-grandchildren: Katlyn Waldbeser, Kent and Kassi Rosenberry; and his son-in-law: Bill Emilius of Sarasota.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
Arrangements under the direction of Palms - Robarts Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Sarasota, FL.