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Prudencio G. Abad, MDApril 28, 1928 ~ June 22, 2017 (age 89)
Prudencio G. Abad, M.D. passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital on Thursday, June 22, 2017 with his loving family at his bedside.
“Pruding" was born in Nueva Ecija, Philippines on April 28, 1928. He graduated from the University of Santo Thomas, Philippines in March 1956 with his medical degree, and married his sweetheart and fellow classmate Dr. Remedios del Rosario on December 23, 1957. In July 1958 they moved to the United States where he did his rotating internship at Mercy-Douglas Hospital in Philadelphia and his surgical residency at Lutheran Hospital and St. Agnes Hospital, both in Baltimore. After six years in the United States, and now with four children and another on the way, the family returned to the Philippines to establish their own private practice in Naga City. In July 1968, they moved back to the United States - now with seven children. Upon returning, Pruding became a House & Emergency Physician at Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media, PA, until July 1974 when he joined St. Francis Hospital’s surgical team, in Wilmington, Delaware until his retirement in 1993.
Pruding was a true family man, and also enjoyed spending time with extended family, friends and colleagues. He especially enjoyed his lifelong membership in the Philippine-American Association of Delaware, where he participated in many local and community events. His passions were singing (especially Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”), tango dancing, and Christmas caroling. His many hobbies included photography and videography of family gatherings, and traveling to Europe and Asia. He enjoyed his retired life by babysitting his many grandchildren, spending time at the spa, and taking walks in the park.
He is predeceased by parents, Pacifico and Maria Guanio Abad; and his sister, Enriqueta Hallare
Pruding is survived by his wife of 59 years, Remedios del Rosario Abad, M.D.; his children, Denny Abad, Edwin Abad (Nadine), Charlene Puhl (Bill), Nedenia Leech (Jay), Melissa Duran (Carlos), Aileen Abad (John Mikalajczyk), Maritoni Ritter (Dave); his grandchildren, Jacob & Samantha Leech, Justine & Christopher Abad, Michael, Joseph & Caroline Puhl, Luke & Christien Duran, Andrew, Alex & Dean Mikalajczyk, Rachel & Rebecca Ritter. He is also survived by his brothers, Raymundo (Flory), Pacifico Jr. (Flory), Virgilio (Nita); his sisters, Marietta, Victoria, Helen; his sisters-in-law, Imelda, Patricia, Ofelia, Lourdes, Liceria, Josefina.
Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Wednesday, June 28 from 4:00-7:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington on Thursday, June 29 at 10:00AM. Entombment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Newark, DE; Birthright of DE, Wilmington; St. John the Beloved Parish; St. Mary of the Assumption Parish.
Little Sisters of the Poor (Jeanne Jugan Residence)
185 Salem Church Road, Newark DE 19713
St. John the Beloved Parish
907 Milltown Road, Sherwood Park, Wilmington DE 19808
St. Mary of the Assumption Parish
7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin DE 19707
Birthright of Delaware
1311 N. Scott Street, Wilmington DE 19806