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Theodore “Abb” Korolishin, 93, died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes on May 6, 2020. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Dolores (Henehan) and his son Ted. He is survived by his son Michael, his daughter-in-law Terry Cullison (David), five grandchildren – Jennifer Scott (Ron), Kieran (Andrea Soo), Michael (Breanna Shirtliff), Kathryn and Ted – his sister Eve Cooper, and nieces and nephews including Maryann Hartman (Jim), Liz Velardi (John) and Steve Cooper (Trilby).

Abb was born in June 1926, and was a lifelong Philadelphian, growing up in the Brewerytown section of the city, and graduating from Dobbins High School. He served in World War II in the Pacific Theater as a member of the U.S. Navy “Seabees.” After the war, Abb became the proprietor of several gas/service stations in Philadelphia, and later of Abb’s Auto Parts on James Street in Tacony, before retiring in 1986.

Abb was an avid gardener (and battler of deer, groundhogs and other wildlife); a great cook known for making homemade pierogies using a recipe and technique passed down from his mother Susanna; a beer enthusiast; and an all-around wonderful father, grandfather, uncle, neighbor and friend. He was well-loved in life, and will be greatly missed by many.

John F. Fluehr & Sons, Inc.

Funeral Home Serving Families Since 1898

3301 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19149


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