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Roy John Aberle 

Roy John Aberle

Male 1911 - 1998

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  • Birth  1911  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  54 Arthur St. S., Elmira, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    service station owner 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-104893 
    Died  21 Aug 1998  Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried  Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID  I104893  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Mar 2017 

    Father  Jacob Aberle,   b. 22 Dec 1872, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960 
    Mother  Mary S. Geisel,   b. 31 Jul 1878, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949 
    Married  5 Jan 1899  Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F14416  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mary Mullany,   d. 16 Dec 1997 
    Family ID  F34909  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Alma Rose Thur,   b. 1908, Golden Lake, Renfrew Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1987, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Glen Leroy Aberle,   b. 1932,   d. 5 Sep 1938
    Family ID  F39989  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Aberle's Service Station

      One of Elmira's older businessmen, namely Roy J. Aberle has conducted the Automotive Service Station located at the [north west] corner of Arthur and Water [now Wyatt] Streets for the past forty years. Roy has deeply appreciated the patronage of the citizens of Elmira and surrounding area and also that of the travelling public from outlying areas. The original Cities Service Products' building of 1933 was replaced by the present one in 1954. In July 1965 British Petroleum products were introduced. Mr. Aberle's sons, Gerald and Neil assisted their father during their school years. Both have joined the teaching profession following in their mother's footsteps rather than that of their father.1a

      1aThe Elmira Old Boys & Girls Reunion 50th Anniversary 1973, June 29 - July 2, pg. 68.



      Roy J. Aberle Cities Service Station


      Roy J. Aberle has conducted a successful business in the Cities Service Station, on the [north west] corner of Arthur and Water [now Wyatt] Streets, for the past 14 years. During these years he was assisted by many High School boys who earned pin-money by working part time: Leonard Rau (killed in a car accident), Merner Saddler, Buddy Hillis (killed overseas), Harold Schaub, Laverne Miller, Norman Hathaway, Donald Brox, Art Hahn, David Rowland (at present with the R.A.F., England). Mr. Aberle's own sons, Gerald and Neil, are now giving him a helping hand. The rainbow-coloured Studebaker shown in the picture, and used by Roy as a service car, was featured in the 1923 Old Boys Reunion as the most up-to-date car in Elmira at that time.2a

      2aSouvenir of the Elmira Old Boys and Girls Reunion 1948, pg.39.

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      ABERLE, Roy J. - Peacefully went home to be with the Lord, on Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at Chateau Gardens, Elmira, Roy J. Aberle, in his 87th year, of Elmira. Roy was predeceased by his first wife, Alma Rose (Thur) Aberle, August 3, 1987 and his second wife, Mary (Mullany) Houston Aberle, December 16, 1997. Loving father of Elaine and Earl Allen, Gerald and Donna Marie (Badger) Aberle, Neil and Leslie (Nicholson) Aberle and Judith and Heinz Zuechner. Fondly remembered by his eight grandchildren, Treva, Shawn, Jeffrey and Tace Aberle, Margot and Malcolm Aberle and Eric, Paul Zuechner and four great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Mary (Geisel) Aberle; one son, Glen LeRoy (September 5, 1938). Roy operated his downtown Elmira service station with a smile for 40 years. He was a faithful lifelong mem-ber of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Elmira and was involved deeply in Christian organizations. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon on Monday transfer will be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Elmira for funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Richard Frey officiating fol-lowed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery.3a

      3aThe Record 22 Aug 1998

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      2011 note: Aberle's station was remodelled to be a Becker gas bar and convenience store some years ago, and in 2011 the building is being demolished. A new building will be erected on the combined former Aberle and Steddick Hotel properties.

  • Sources 
    1. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      Front - Aberle/ In Loving Memory Of/ Jacob Aberle/ Born 1872 - Died 1960/ His Wife/ Mary Geisel/ Born 1878 - Died 1949/ (Back) - Aberle/ In Memory Of/ Roy John Aberle/ 1911 - 1998/ And Beloved Wife/ Alma Rose Thur/ 1908 - 1987/ Mary Mullany Houston/ 1914 - 1997

    2. [S490] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Record (1994-March 2008), Obituary of Roy J. Aberle - 22 Aug 1998.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - service station owner - - 54 Arthur St. S., Elmira, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Aug 1998 - Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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