CRANSTON, R.I. – James “Jim” Abeshaus died April 6 at Steere House, Providence. He was the husband of the late Barbara (Yantes) Abeshaus. They were married for 63 years. Barbara passed away in 2009. Jim was the son of the late Samuel and Fanny (Windsberg) Abeshaus.
He was the father of Robert Abeshaus of Cranston, Nancy Abeshaus and her spouse, Barbara Kaskosz, of Wakefield and Bruce Abeshaus and his wife, Deborah, of Indianapolis, Indiana. He was the grandfather of Jimmy Abeshaus and his wife, Britta, of Germany, and the great grandfather of granddaughters Taylor and Finja. He was the brother of the late Dorothy Segool and William Abeshaus.
Jim was a 1941 graduate of the Rhode Island College of Pharmacy (now URI) and co-owner of Thall’s Pharmacy in Cranston for 33 years. He was a volunteer at the Rhode Island Hospital gift shop for 13 years. After that, he was affiliated with CVS Pharmacy for 25 years. He is a former member of Temple Torat Yisrael. He served four and a half years in the US Army during WWII as an Army Air Corps medic.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 100 Borden St., Providence, RI 02903 or Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904.