Stephen 'TP' R. Abel

Stephen Abel

Stephen Abel

Stephen “TP” R. Abel, 46, passed away Saturday afternoon, Nov. 13, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born Jan. 15, 1964 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, moved to Oroville as an infant with his parents, Lloyd and Betty (Abel) Campbell then moved to Muncie in 2009. Steve was a member of the West Bank Band Reservation in Kelowna, B.C.

Surviving are his parents, Lloyd and Betty Campbell; a sister, Marline Morgan, Westport, Wash.; a brother, John Abel, Oroville; his longtime friend, Mark Corya Muncie; and his beloved dog, Levi.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Campbell Jr.

No services will be held. Memorials may be directed to Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, 535 Barnhill Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46202.

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

John Antone Gruzensky

John Antone Gruzensky, age 89 of Oroville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010.

He was born Sept. 18, 1921 in North Dakota to parents Mike and Alexandria. John had four siblings: a sister, Ann Bauer of Michigan, a brother, William “Bill” of Oregon, a sister, Alvina Roberts (deceased) and a brother, Paul of Washington. John met and married Mildred Simpson in 1954. The couple adopted a boy, Ron and raised a foster daughter, Sally (deceased). John and Mildred are both retired teachers. He was a member of the Osoyoos Seventh Day Adventist Church. His Hospice nurses became great friends as they helped with John’s care as pancreatic cancer invaded his body. He sleeps now, awaiting the call of Jesus, the Resurrection and the life.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred, at home.

John was preceded in death by one daughter and one sister.

Graveside services were held Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 10 a.m. at the Oroville Riverview Cemetery with Pastor Leonard Andrews officiating. Memorials may be made to International Children’s Care, P.O. Box 820616, Vancouver, WA 98682.

Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville in care of arrangements.