Born in Lewis Run, on January 12, 1922, he was a son of the late V. James and Theresa (Capozzi) Montecalvo.
On September 18, 1948 in Custer City he married E. Jean (McGraw) Montecalvo, who died, February 4, 1975. Abbie was a 1940 graduate of St. Bernard High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy on September 15, 1943, served during World War II and was honorably discharged on March 2, 1946. Later he attended Edinboro.
He had been employed with Penelec for 30 years. He worked as a bartender at the Bradford Club and the Pennhills Club where he also served in the past as assistant General Manager.
He was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church.
Surviving are his longtime companion Tilly Smith with whom he resided; a daughter, Christie (the late John) Whitlow, of Lewis Run, two grandchildren, John N. (Krista L.) Whitlow and Jean M. (Sam Tsepelis III) Whitlow, 5 great grandchildren, Morgan Whitlow, Mallory Whitlow and Jake Whitlow, Matthew Tsepelis and Holly Tsepelis, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one daughter, Natalie J. Montecalvo who died May 13, 2002, one brother James J. Montecalvo, three sisters, Antonette Montecalvo, Josephine Montecalvo and Mary Montecalvo.
Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave. Friends are also invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am on Monday in Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church with Rev. Steven Collins, pastor as Celebrant.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Mary Ann Montecalvo Memorial Fund % Mrs. Sharon LeRoy, Office of University Development, Penn State, 1 Old Main Bldg. University Park , PA 16802, or the Natalie Montecalvo Memorial Fund, % McKean County SPCA, PO Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com