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Abram John Zehr

Birthplace: Alden, NY, United States
Death: March 14, 2011 (75)
Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, United States (Pulminary Fibrosis)
Place of Burial: Brownville, Jefferson County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Harold B. Zehr and Magdalena Overholt
Husband of Ardeth Marie Zehr
Father of Private; Private; Private and Private
Brother of Duane Joseph Zehr; Oletta Carol Miller; Private and Earl Eugene Zehr

Managed by: Emily Katharine Rice
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October 26, 1935
Alden, NY, United States
March 14, 2011
Age 75
Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, United States

Dr. Abram J. Zehr

March 15, 2011

WATERTOWN, N.Y. — Dr. Abram J. Zehr, 75, of 23629 Route 12, passed away at home following a brief illness, on Monday, March 14.

Born Oct. 26, 1935, in Alden, N.Y., the son of Harold and Magdelena Zehr, he graduated in 1954 from Mannsville-Manor Central School, and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 1960.

Upon graduating, he went into practice with Dr. Herbert Marks in Lowville, NY and later practiced in Mexico, N.Y. After completing two years service as an officer in the army stationed in Chicago, Ill. and receiving an honorable discharge from the military, Dr. Zehr moved to Watertown, where he opened his own practice and remained until his death.

He married Ardeth Hulbert on Dec. 30, 1961, at the Lowville First Methodist Church.

Dr. Zehr was a member of the Beta Chapter of Omega Tau Sigma, a national honorary veterinary fraternity, and the Jefferson County Veterinary Medical Association.

He was a horse racing enthusiast who also enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, and card games.

Dr. Zehr was also a great fan of trivia and had a wealth of knowledge on every subject imaginable.

He loved his grandchildren very much and was always ready to entertain them with a story or a joke.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Ardeth; three daughters, Marcia Kall and her husband, Brian, Sackets Harbor, Linda Matuszak and her husband, Craig, Gansevoort, N.Y., and Janet Rice, Pittsfield, Mass.; a son, Mark Zehr and his wife, Tina, Dexter; seven grandchildren, Matthew and Sarah Kall, Michelle and Kristen Matuszak, Emily and Patrick Rice, and Lexi Zehr; a sister, Oletta Miller, Hesston, Kansas; two brothers, Duane Zehr, Henderson, and Kenneth Zehr and his wife, Audrey, Va.; several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Earl Zehr.

Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 18, at the Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter. The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at Brownville United Methodist Church.

Donations may be made in his honor to the Brownville United Methodist Church or Hospice of Jefferson County.

Age 75
Brownville, Jefferson County, New York, United States