AUSABLE FORKS — Adrian F. (Abe) Bombard, 66, of 208 Narrows Rd., Fern Lake, AuSable Forks, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006 at CVPH Medical Center. He was the son of Halsey and Elizabeth (Strong) Bombard.
Abe served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of the American Legion Post 504 in AuSable Forks and the Elks Club Post 2027 in Keeseville. Abe was employed at the Cold Springs Granite Co. as a sawyer for 35 years. He was an avid all around outdoors man and enjoyed the lake that he lived on for many years.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Abe married Nancy (Betters) Bombard on May 19, 1962 at Holy Name Catholic Church. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 44 years; two sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Mary Bombard and Abie Jr. and Karen Bombard, all of AuSable Forks; one daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Bill Martin of Schuyler Falls; six grandchildren, Shane and Levi Bombard, Jeremy and Chelsea Bombard and Brittany and Nicole Brown. He is also survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Peg Bombard, Al and Dorla Bombard of AuSable Forks, Charles and Flossy Bombard of Washington state; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Blanche and Kenneth Plumadore of AuSable Forks, Linda Singleton of Ohio and Joan Liberty of Keeseville; one aunt and uncle, Charles and Joyce Strong of Tupper Lake; several sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents, Halsey and Elizabeth.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., at Zaumetzer-Sprague Funeral Home in AuSable Forks. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church in AuSable Forks. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery, with full military honors from the American Legion Post 504.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. A reception will follow interment at the American Legion in AuSable Forks.
Zaumetzer-Sprague Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.