Robert J. “Bob” Ablah
October 24, 1950 – December 25, 2020
Robert J. Ablah, 70, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020. He was born October 24, 1950 in Wichita, Kansas. He has been married to his wife Mary for 42 years. He was dedicated to Chanel 4 News for 34 years and retired as the Director of Engineering and Operations.
Robert is survived by his wife Mary Ablah; his three children, DeDe Shrock (David), RJ Ablah (Brooke), and Kimberly King (Toby); his grandchildren Brittany Cook, Bryce Cook, Austin King, and Brandon King; his siblings Carol L. Sherman (George), Frank Jay Ablah, Nellie J. Haile, and George Jeffrey Ablah (Jodi); his nieces and nephews David Sherman, Chris Sherman (Melissa), Spencer Sherman (Lindsey), Christopher Jeremy Ablah, Benjamin Joshua Ablah, Riley Michelle Ablah, Nathanial Justin Ablah, Elijah Jared Ablah, Ashley Tanner (Jed), Jeremiah Haile, Zechariah Haile, Erin Haile, Grace Haile, Jake Ablah (Justine), Peach Ablah, Elle Ibarra (Salvador); and last but not least his faithful furry companions, Laci and Candi.
Robert was preceded in death by his father George J. Ablah, Mother Virginia L. (Findlay) Ablah, brother-in-law Jerry Haile, grandfather Earl R. Findlay, grandmother Mabel Louise Hornbaker-Findlay, Aunt Betty Carol Townsend and infant brother Earl Jack Ablah, Grandfather Frank Ablah and Grandmother, Nellie Ablah.
There will be a come and go memorial at their home on Saturday January 9, 2020 from noon to 3 p.m.