Daniel C. Abeles, 74, of Murrysville, died Friday, July 20, 2018, in the Select Specialty Hospital Montefiore. He was born Dec. 26, 1943, in Brooklyn, NY., son of the late Sol and Lillian Weiner Abeles. After graduating from Brooklyn Law School in 1969, Dan spent his career as an intellectual property attorney, beginning at Westinghouse where he was assistant general counsel and department manager responsible for the company's energy, nuclear, power generation, environmental and government businesses. Following his nearly 30-year career at Westinghouse, he joined Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott LLC in 1997 and became an equity member of the firm's intellectual property group, where he worked passionately on domestic and international patent efforts until shortly before his passing. He was also a member of the American Bar Association and the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA), for which he served on the board and as president. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Rosemary Spinelli Abeles of Murrysville; his daughter, Sara and son-in-law-to-be, Andrew Maksimovich, of Washington, D.C.; sister, Judy and brother-in-law, Herbert Cherry, of Sante Fe, N.M.; and numerous extended family members. Dan was a selfless contributor to his community, expert problem solver and fountain of knowledge, and lover of travel, good food and fine wine. He was loved greatly and will be remembered as the best father and husband his family could have asked for. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Dan's life from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rabbi Stacey Petersohn officiating. Interment will be private in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Abeles Family Charitable Fund, c/o The Pittsburgh Foundation, 5 PPG Place, Suite No. 250, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Dan's family has entrusted his care to the Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., Greensburg. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences, or for directions, please visit us at www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.
Abeles Family Charitable Fund, c/o The Pittsburgh Foundation
5 PPG Place, Suite No. 250, Pittsburgh PA 15222